We are here for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of  sexual violence at any time in their lives.  We are for all women including, but not limited to, women who identify as Lesbian, Bi, Trans and/or Questioning; Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women; and disabled women.  Our definition of women-only includes Trans women and non-binary people who identify that women’s services are right for them. 

If our services aren’t right for you, you might find one of the following organisations helpful.

Local Services

Cygnus Support

Provide women, men and young people (age 14+) in Northumberland with counselling, personal development, education and information on issues contributing to their general health and wellbeing. Telephone: 01670 853977

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services

A free confidential service for all women and men experiencing domestic abuse or violence, irrespective of sexuality, age or gender. Telephone: 01434 608030.

Northumberland Women’s Refuge

Provides accommodation to female victims of domestic violence and is one of a number of refuges across the country. Telephone: 01670 820199

Northumberland County Council – Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support

Northumberland County Council’s website gives information about domestic abuse and sexual violence and links to support sites for both domestic and sexual violence.

Escape Family Support

Escape is a charitable organisation who work county-wide across Northumberland with anybody affected by drugs and alcohol. Their services include counselling, group work, creative sessions, education.

The Angelou Centre

A black led women’s organisation providing specialist services to women in the North East of England. The Angelou Centre’s work includes, but is not limited to, information and guidance, outreach, groups, services, training, and volunteer opportunities. They provide individual support for women, education, childcare assistance, employability guidance, citizenship guidance and a helpful environment where women can support each other.

Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture provides support to adults, young people and children who have survived torture and organised violence. The vast majority of  Freedom from Torture clients are asylum seekers or refugees who have secured their status in the UK.


Offers a range of services for all gay and bisexual men (13+) and other men attracted to men. Telephone: 0191 233 1333

Women’s Workshop

North Northumberland Women’s Network provides a range of support services for women in Northumberland. Telephone: 07775 817544.

Northumberland Recovery Partnership

The Northumberland Recovery Partnership is a single-entry drug and alcohol treatment service for Northumberland. Telephone: 01670 396310

REACH: Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Offers helps to women and men who have been raped or sexually assaulted, aged 16 or over when the assault occurred.  R.E.A.C.H is able to offer; access to a forensic medical examination (regardless of whether a person chooses to report to the police), practical support from an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) and counselling. Telephone: 0191 2219222

Relate Tyneside and Northumberland

Relate offers counselling for those affected by abusive relationships, whether current or in the past. You can make an appointment for yourself, your children or for family counselling if you want to come together. Telephone: 0191 232 9101

Tyneside & Northumberland Mind

Tyneside & Northumberland Mind exists to promote positive mental health, providing flexible, responsive and sustainable support services. We put people first by involving service users, carers and local community. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental distress to live full lives and play their full part in society. We offer a range of services based on the Recovery model where all services are focused on improving and enhancing an individual’s wellbeing, based on the principles and practices of person centred planning and self-directed support.

 Truth Project

The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive setting. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which was established to investigate the extent to which institutions and public bodies in England and Wales have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. The Truth Project aims to give a voice to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, many of whom may have been silenced in the past. They are also able to make suggestions about how to prevent the same abuse happening in the future. This is a crucial part of the Inquiry’s work: hearing from victims and survivors will allow the Inquiry to understand the nature and scale of child sexual abuse and to hear their suggestions for change.The Truth Project has been designed in consultation with victims and survivors and their needs and wishes take priority. They are offered emotional support before, during and after their Truth Project session, they will not be contradicted or challenged and they are able to disclose as much or as little about their experiences as they feel comfortable with.

The Inquiry would like to hear from as many people as possible. In order to get in touch with the Truth Project please visit our website or call the information line: 0800 917 1000, which is open weekdays 8am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.


Nursing Home Abuse Centre

If you have a loved one who is being cared for at a nursing facility and who you believe is being abused, there are many resources available in order to gain information on the topic, as well as to help put a stop to the abuse. Recent studies have demonstrated that women are more likely to experience some form of assault throughout life. The most common perpetrators of elder abuse are males that are close to the victim, most often a spouse or family member. It is also under reported. The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that only 1 in 24 cases of abuse is reported. Please use our resources to get the support you or someone you may know needs.

Other Services


For children and young people who are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small.  The website gives information about Childline’s helpline and online support services including webchat.


The leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. NSPCC help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening. The website includes information about the organisation’s services including; counselling and helpline.

Orchard/Mosaic Project (Barnardo’s)

Offers support to children and young people who have experienced abuse and bereavement.  Services are also available to non-abusing parents or carers. Telephone: 0191 212 0237.

Rape Crisis England & Wales

National charity and the umbrella body for our network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations.

On the Rape Crisis England & Wales Website website you will find: information about how to get help if you’ve experienced sexual violence, including details of your nearest Rape Crisis organisation; information for friends, partners, family and other people supporting or wanting to help a sexual violence survivor; more information about rape and other forms of sexual violence, including reports and stats that might be of use and interest to students, journalists etc.

Rape Crisis Scotland

The national office for the Rape Crisis movement in Scotland. The website provides information about; where survivors of sexual violence can get support in Scotland, the Rape Crisis Scotland helpline and email support services and information about Rape Crisis Scotland’s Campaigns.

Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre

Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre (TRCC) is Grace’s sister service.  TRCC offers, confidential services for women and girls who live work or study in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. TRCC services are for women and girls over 16 who are survivors of sexual violence.

Women’s Aid (Domestic Abuse)

Where to access support, information and temporary accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.


Useful Documents

Grace Leaflet
(1 MB)

Information about our services. Also available in large print, easy to read, Cantonese, Bengali, Polish, Portuguese & Urdu.


Grace Evaluation – Executive Summary – June 2015 (133 KB)

Report summarising the evaluation of services provided by Grace in Northumberland. The report was published June 2015.


Assessment of need into BME and White Other women

Report on the assessment of the needs of BME and ‘White Other’ women for sexual violence services in Northumberland. (April 2014)


Grace Evaluation Report – August 2011 (761 KB)

Report on the evaluation and sustainability study carried out on Grace Northumberland Rape Crisis (August 2011).


3 Ways to Help 

As a charity we rely on volunteers, donations and your involvement to help us raise awareness and maintain our services in Tyneside and Northumberland.