From two rooms at the hospital in 1990 to a purpose built, trauma informed building in 2020, the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our community.
Who we are
The Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence (formerly the Gold Coast Sexual Assault Support service) was founded in 1990.
GCCASV is a feminist, not for profit, charitable organisation providing a free, confidential service for women of all ages. It provides a safe, supportive, woman-centred environment in which sexual violence survivors can become aware of their own strengths and gain confidence and control of their lives.
GCCASV’s professional and qualified counsellors have an eclectic and client-centred approach, which means they acknowledge that there are a variety of interventions, and different approaches will work for different people.
We operate within a holistic, feminist framework, which means we always:
Focus on your needs
Work with you at your pace to explore thoughts and feelings
Provide a safe space to consider issues
Respect individual coping strategies and help to find strategies not used before
Provide choices and options when exploring any difficulties being experienced
Help you to gain control in your life
Acknowledge power imbalances within society
Acknowledge sexual violence as gender-based violence
Therapeutic interventions and counselling
Community education and prevention work
Advocacy and support for women who have experienced any form of gender-based violence in their past and are now safe and post-crisis
Professional training for your workplace or association
Court support through the criminal justice process
You can stay up to date with the work of our agency by subscribing to the 'Voices Against Violence' Newsletter.
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The Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence is committed to providing high-quality services. We value your feedback.
Please let us know what we do well and where we can improve our services.
GCCASV will not discontinue or reduce services or take any negative actions in relation to a person who has made a complaint about any of the services or who has had a complaint made on their behalf.