Healing Our Past Experiences

Healing Our Past Experiences

Charity information

Healing Our Past Experiences

HOPE supports and empowers survivors of rape, sexual abuse/violence and childhood trauma. We work with adults and younger adults 11 years and over. Through drop in, counselling, support and activities

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    Our aims are to provide safe and confidential environments where victims of childhood abuse and sexual crimes can recover at their own pace. Giving support to all those affected by abuse including family, partners and friends of survivors via a wide choice of free holistic services. Allowing them to choose how they heal in a supportive place and to provide learning skills to enable them to move on with their lives. We also aim to raise awareness of the issues surrounding sexual abuse/violence and the long-term effects.

    We support survivors of childhood abuse, rape and/or sexual assault/violence through their healing, to ensure that they are given every possible opportunity to become empowered to make their own choices in the healing process and to move on to positive futures.

    HOPE believes that every person using our service has the right:
    To be listened to
    To be believed
    To confidentiality
    To express emotions in a safe environment
    Not to be discriminated against in any way
    To receive information of the service and other services available
    To not be abused in any way
    HOPE also believes
    People are never to blame for the abuse they have suffered
    With support it is possible to heal from the effects of abuse
    This includes, trafficking, prostitution, child pornography, coercion, peer pressure, rape, sexual assault, ritual abuse, organised sexual abuse, cyber porn, cyber-sex, grooming, bullying, internet grooming.

  • Aims

    Healing Our Past Experiences aims to:

    • Engage/contact young people age 11 to 18 years old who have been affected by abuse, especially those isolated because of abuse and those not in contact with existing services for young people
    • Undertake quality specialist youth work that enables young people to explore, their needs and difficulties and provide opportunities for self-development to move on to positive futures
    • Give support to all those affected by abuse including family, partners and friends of survivors.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1119389

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 32

    Phone number: 01723 381811

    Address: 141 Falsgrave Road Scarborough YO11 5EY

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