Sexual Violence/Abuse Advocacy Service

Humraaz is now taking referrals for Black and Minoritised Women (BME) in Lancashire. Our Sexual Violence Advocacy service will provide confidential trauma informed, 1:1 support and guidance. We work with victims and survivors 18 + years and all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

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Our Mission

Humraaz Support Services fulfils its purpose by supporting black and minority ethnic women through three main strands:

Refuge: Providing a safe refuge for women and their children who have suffered or are at the risk of domestic abuse, forced marriage and/ or honour based violence. We achieve this through support, advice and accommodation enabling women to become independent and determine their own futures. Through a solid foundation, good financial strategy be sustainable in ever changing circumstances.

Community: Engaging with women in the community. We achieve this through support, development of skills, opportunity of connection as a community and volunteering via a central hub.  Achieve BME leadership status through education, service user and community consultation. Actively participate in informing policy and commissioning process and be able to offer consultancy for professionals.

Professional: Facilitating support and development of professionals. We achieve this through peer support groups, development opportunities and connection.

Our Vision

To be a leading Black Minority and Ethnic (BME) support services through offering safe space, advocacy, campaigning and education.

To offer an accessible, inclusive, sustainable and quality service for BME women of various backgrounds.