We help people to cope and recover from the aftermath and trauma of sexual violence.
PLEASE NOTE: The helpline will be closed from December 19th 2020 to January 5th 2021 (Please see our Useful Links page for other agencies)
The Hope Programme offers a telephone support line, information, counselling to people over 10 years of age in Bedfordshire who have suffered rape and sexual violence at any point in their lives.
THE HOPE PROGRAMME IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING COUNSELLORS. PLEASE VISIT OUR “SUPPORT US” PAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault do not end during a crisis. We continue to provide services to all survivors and their loved ones during the pandemic. As a committed public partner, the health and safety of our programme’s clients, volunteers, and employees are paramount.
Partners with a network of rape support are limiting in-person services, but all remain available to continue providing free and confidential services to support those that need it through telephone and technology platforms.
We encourage anyone in need of help to contact their local rape crisis centre, the numbers and helpline are in the local and national directories. These centres have expert staff available to the public to help answer questions and coordinate any services that may be needed based on the individual’s choices. Some programmes are able to provide video conferencing depending on technology access and client preference.