Restoration for Abused People (R.A.P) Trust  was initiated in Oct 2000, following the founder’s passion for victims of abuse through her personal experience from an abusive marriage, and her survey into such afflictions within the Black & ethnic minority and she began to make an impact on people who came across her way at home and work (at her salon). She had a desire to make a difference in the community with a voluntary Christian based counselling that she lacked at the time of her abusive situation and she was motivated by her friends and co- trustees and R.A.P started operating publicly in march 2001, from her hair salon.

We are here as a shoulder to cry on, listen & aid you out of your deprivation, as a road to restoration through a safe place for counselling. The founder of RAP established this organisation, working in partnership to other organisations to enable us to reach out, help and give people hope for a better future and express her love for people. She took a bold step in obedience and in accordance to her calling. Every step has been a blessing to her and those who have come in contact with her.

RAP was formed eleven years ago to break the chain of events in the life of victims of Sexual, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual abuse, ready to be counselled and within Greater London area. RAP helps victims directly or through an organisational referral with a legal framework & total confidentiality and R.A.P Counselling Policy & Code of Ethics in:

  • One to one counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Referral scheme to RAP and to other specialist organisations
  • Our volunteers are up skilled as an ongoing process for effective and efficient service
  • On May 2009, we started to promote human rights by monitoring, raising awareness of abuse, obtaining redress and relieving need among the victims of abuse, promoting respect for human rights among individuals and corporations, eliminating infringements of human rights regionally and with international advocacy to address abuse in particular - spiritual abuse in Christian Community
  • On the 30th of May 2009, we had our 1st annual conference called R.A.P Awareness Day and its success and feedback has motivated a yearly event as from now on.

R.A.P have had very encouraging seasons since 2001 in the effective feedback from our beneficiaries (mainly from New ham and others within the Greater London area - Waltham forest, Barking & Dagenham, Hackney), in our provision of good and effective life changing service they have enjoyed and made a positive long-term change in their lives, despite the huddle of restriction of funds for Christian based organisations.

RAP Awareness Day