WHO ARE AV&MKSAASS AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
AV&MKSAASS is a women led charity providing support, information, advice and guidance to female and male
victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse. They aim to empower and enable those in their
care to work with the trauma and suffering caused to them and their loved ones and to tackle not just
recent, but also historic and childhood sexual abuse.
WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?
Enforced isolation has been difficult for a great many people. For those who have experienced
emotional trauma, in this case that of sexual assault and abuse, that isolation can trigger memories of
being trapped and with no means of escape.
AV&MKSAASS were conscious that for many this time of isolation and loneliness could mean an unravelling of positive progress. They also recognised the need to increase holding support, given the effect that the loss of face to face care would have.