CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) is a registered charity providing independent, specialist support to victims and survivors of any kind of sexual violence
CARA works with adult women and men, young people (aged 13-19) and children aged 12 and under from across mid and north Essex. We provide our services from our head office in Colchester and from outreach premises in Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea and Great Dunmow.
Services for women can be provided in a women-only environment, on request.
If you are a victim of any type of sexual violence you can access our services by:
Filling in our
ONLINE SELF-REFERRAL FORM
We try to contact all new referrals within 2 working days.
Leaving a message on our
24 HOUR ANSWERPHONE
Contacting our Essex-wide team of
FIRST CONTACT NAVIGATORS
03000 037 777
or finding out more about Essex-wide services through
Can refer clients to CARA through our
ONLINE REFERRAL FORM FOR AGENCIES