Trafford Rape Crisis    
a safe space for women & girls

helpline
: 0800 783 4608
BAME helpline: 0800 434 6484
helpline emaildorothytrc@hotmail.co.uk
BAME helpline email: dorothy.bme@hotmail.co.uk
business email: traffordrapecrisis@googlemail.com
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How you can get involved with TRC

Trafford Rape Crisis now runs a helpline and email service and we are still devloping. There are a number of ways you might help us.  You can:

    

  • Become a volunteer and join us at TRC, working on the helpline, and in other areas of our work.
  • Make a donation to Trafford Rape Crisis.  Can you let us have a small regular donation to develop and maintain our independent support work?    
  • Or let us have a one-off donation, those are a great help too.  We can also take some donations in kind.    
  • You can also help us if you can let women in Trafford know about our services.  We still need to raise awareness about the support we can offer.

If you can help us, please contact us at traffordrapecrisis@googlemail.com for more information. Thank you!

Become a volunteer

If you would like to become a volunteer at Trafford Rape Crisis then please get in touch.  Volunteers work on the telephone helpline and/or the email services and drop-ins but also contribute to decision-making, activism and campaigning, publicity, administration and fundraising. 

Our training is delivered by highly experience trainers in rape crisis work.  We ask for a commitment to work on the helpline and/or email service after your training.  We have recently completed our summer 2015 training programme and will be planning our next training early in 2016 - please contact us in the meantime if you would be interested. 

 To give you an idea of what we cover, here's the outline of our last training programme, although we're always working to improve our training programme so there may be some changes for the next training.  We usually train on Saturdays.  

 Intro session 6 hours Welcome, intro to TRC and Rape Crisis philosophy
Feminist approaches to sexual violence
The psychological tools of control within sexual violence 
 Session 2 6 hours Relating  across diversity - Power, Hierarchy, Identity
Anti-oppressive working, Race/sexuality/age/class/disability.
Helpline skills practice
 Session 3 6 hours Specific contexts of sexual violence: DID, Ritual Abuse, Self Harm
Helpline skills practice
 Session 4 6 hours Sexual abuse of girls, work with adult survivors of childhood abuse. Safeguarding.
Coping Strategies for service users.
Helpline skills practice
 Session 5 6 hours Organisational matters: Collective Working, national context, RCEW.
Quality assurance in rape crisis work, Monitoring and evaluating our work. 
Coping skills for volunteers.
Email service skills practice

After each training programme there will be a review with each volunteer and an induction session before women begin work on the line.  This includes shadowing experienced volunteers on the helpline. 

If you are able to commit to us, then please email us at traffordrapecrisis@googlemail.com for more information.  



 

Make a donation

If you can make a donation, no matter how large or small, please use this button to go to our secure donation service:


Help us to raise awareness

If you can distribute leaflets or if you have any other ideas for helping us to tell women in Trafford about our services, then please drop us an email to traffordrapecrisis@googlemail.com.  Thank you!