OSARCC was founded in 1979 as a collective of women, all volunteers, working to support women who had experienced rape and sexual abuse. Since 2009 OSARCC has been a charity, with a board of trustees, paid employees, and volunteers all working together to support survivors across Oxfordshire.
OSARCC is an inclusive organisation who actively challenge discrimination in all its forms (including but not limited to discrimination based on race, religion, sexuality, disability, age, and class) and welcomes contact from women from all walks of life, including sex workers and trans women.
At OSARCC we know that all survivors are different, and therefore aim to provide a range of support services to suit each individual, including telephone and email support, face to face support groups, and advocacy services.
We also recognise that supporting a survivor can feel isolating and our helpline and email support are also open to supporters of survivors of all genders, whether they are professionals, parents, partners, or friends.
2015 - Lloyds Bank Foundation 'Valuing Volunteers' Award, South East Region - Winner
2015 - Oxfordshire Business Awards 'Charity & Community Award' - Finalist
2015 - Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action 'Lifetime Achievement Award' - Winner
2013 - Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action 'Best Team of Volunteers Award' - Winner
2012 - Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action 'Management of Volunteers Award' - Winner