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01206 769795 (Referrals can be made online or by telephone) Enquiry Line
PO Box 548, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YP

Area Covered:

Mid and North Essex


CARA is a registered charity working with adults of all genders, young people (aged 13-19) and children aged 12 and under from across mid and north Essex.   We provide our services from our head office in Colchester and from outreach premises in Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Great Dunmow and Harwich.

Services Offered

ISVA (independent Sexual Violence Adviser) support through the criminal justice process
Specialist advocacy
Specialist counselling for adults
Specialist counselling and therapeutic support for young people
Pre-trial therapy
Drop-in group for all adults
Play therapy for children aged 12 and under, and support for their families
Support for schools and colleges

Services For

Adults, young people and children of all ages and all genders.

See our list of members operating nationally