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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Trafford Rape Crisis,
Unit 314,
Peel House,
30 The Downs,
Altrincham,
Cheshire,
WA14 2PX
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Trafford Rape Crisis was set up in 2010 in order to offer a free and confidential service run by women for women who have experienced any form of rape, sexual violence, sexual abuse or unwanted sex no matter when or where this happened. 

Through our telephone helplines and email support Trafford Rape Crisis aims to make it possible for you to talk or write about practical and emotional issues at any time.  We will offer you support to talk about something that is happening to you now.  We will also offer support in relation to something that happened in your past, or if you are worried about your child, or someone else you know. We will listen to you and try to help you make sense of what is going on and how you are feeling.  We will not judge you or tell you what to do.  

Our services

We offer support by phone and email.  You can phone us during our helpline opening hours to speak to us.  We offer a specialist service for BAME women. 

Alternatively you can email us and ask us to email back.  Sometimes writing about things that are bothering you is a safe way of helping to let go of the feelings.  You can write to our postal address and send us memories, to keep for you.   All of this is up to you.  You get to choose.  We simply want to try to support you in the way you prefer.

We also run drop-ins over at the Women and Children's Centre in Sale (33 Cross Street) where you can make crafts or pamper products alongside a small group of women. Contact us for more details. 

Finally, we have a number of resources including leaflets and suggested reading on our website.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Trafford Rape Crisis is to provide a free, confidential and non-judgmental support service run by women for women who have experienced any form of sexual abuse or rape at any time in their lives. Trafford Rape Crisis provides emotional support and practical information by telephone and email. Support is also provided through medical, police and court procedures. 

Sexual abuse is any act of physical, psychological and emotional violation inflicted on a person without consent and includes forcing or manipulating someone to witness or participate in any sexual acts.  Rape is the penetration of the vagina, anus or mouth (however slight) with the penis or with any object.

Trafford Rape Crisis is a service-user led organisation and adopts a feminist perspective, recognising that rape and other forms of sexual violence are crimes of violence, abuses of power and gender inequality. 

Our Aims

Trafford Rape Crisis (TRC) is a feminist organisation run by women for women, which aims to:

  • Support women survivors of rape or sexual abuse so they may maintain control over their lives.
  • Raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse committed against women and girls, regardless of their background or circumstances.
  • Provide information, guidance, training, and expertise within the community.
  • Enhance the involvement of all women in the development of TRC policies and services.
  • Contribute to policy initiatives and strategies aimed at improving the service provision for women survivors.
  • Actively challenge the values, beliefs and behaviours which contribute to women’s oppression.
  • Work in partnership with local service providers and communities to promote the values of TRC


Trafford Rape Crisis is affiliated to Rape Crisis (England and Wales).