“The Women’s Centre Cornwall is such an important place, it has been an absolute lifeline for me, like a precious jewel that I found, I don’t know where I’d be without it.”
Last year 5,900 women in Cornwall were raped or sexually assaulted, and over 14,700 were subjected to domestic abuse. Around 12,000 women in Cornwall have endured extensive and repeated abuse, and many of those experience homelessness, addictions, poverty and emotional distress including suicidal feelings.
Trauma can have a life-long impact, especially without access to specialist support.
The Women’s Centre Cornwall is very proud to consistently receive very positive feedback from the women and girls who use our services. 9 in 10 women tell us they have improved health and wellbeing, and almost as many say they can see a better future ahead.
We believe this is a result of our dedication to running a women only service, which the vast majority of women say they value highly, and to being thoroughly trauma informed and working with women at their pace to restore their power. It is these women’s courage that drives us to continue.
We are looking for Friends to join our wonderful Women’s Centre Cornwall community…to learn more about abuse and healing with us, tell other people you know about our work and talk to local decision makers about what we do matters.
We are launching our Friends Scheme on 2nd October 2023 to help raise funds to provide this vital support to women and girls, and work towards a world in which our services are no longer needed. It is especially helpful for us to raise ‘unrestricted funds’ that we can direct to where they are most needed.
Email email@example.com if you would like to be added to our mailing list about Becoming A Friend before October 2023.
Watch this space for more updates!