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STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender, who lives works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
We provide several different types of support including an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service, Counselling, a Children and Young People's Service and a Support Line.
In 1986 Bournemouth Youth Service together with Bournemouth Voluntary services recognised the need for a service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. In 1988 East Dorset Rape Crisis Helpline was founded and still runs today.
In the 1990s the name was changed to Dorset Rape Crisis to reflect that the service covered the whole County. In 2011 we set up the Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre. In 2019 we changed our name to Sexual Trauma and Recover Services – Dorset Rape Crisis (STARS).