Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Service (DRCSAS) is a free, confidential specialist trauma support and advocacy service to those who have who have suffered rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
We are excited to confirm that this year we are expanding Reclaim the Night Devon to include marches in Barnstaple, Exeter & Torquay! We will also be holding women only craftivism (craft & activism) workshops facilitated by artist Catherine Cartwright and hosting a stall at Totnes Christmas Market.
We are working with our sister organisations Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support, The Women’s Centre Cornwall and Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre to launch an exciting new project, funded by Comic Relief, looking at the needs and experiences of women over 55, across the South West of England, who have experienced sexual violence.
We are pleased to let you know that we have invited Christiane Sanderson (BSc MSc) back to Devon to present her latest training seminar ‘The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space’.
On Wednesday 4th September 2019 at Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB from 10am – 4.30pm.
An announcement was made on 2nd June on the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation in the London Gazette that Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services, a Devon wide charity offering specialist support to survivors of sexual violence, has received The Queens Award for Voluntary Services.
Women from Devon are planning another large gathering against sexual violence on the streets this winter. The Reclaim the Night events are designed to promote public awareness about the levels of violence and harassment experienced by women and girls on our streets.
"I think EMDR has allowed me to process things far more than I was expecting, it was more effective than I was anticipating and I was surprised at how much different I felt after having it."
"DRCSAS has made a massive difference, I feel I have found myself – no longer just focused on what happened to me. I deal with things so much better and have a positive outlook on life that wouldn't have happened without DRCSAS."
"I feel positive about the future, being able to control my thoughts and emotions rather than them controlling me. I was sceptical at first wondering if it would work but I am amazed at the results. Would definitely recommend to anyone"