A new rape crisis centre to support victims of sexual violence is to be opened in Sussex.
The centre in Crawley, will offer access to expert advice, support and counselling and help with the practicalities of the criminal justice system.
It will be given a £300,000 a year budget to offer specialist support to hundreds of victims of sexual crime.
As well as face-to-face counselling, the centre will offer support groups, female-only safe spaces and counselling through online video conferencing service Skype.
Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan said: "I want women to know that if they ever suffer the horrific ordeal of rape or sexual assault that they will be offered all of the expert advice and support they need to rebuild their lives and put the perpetrator behind bars.
Following the Coalition Agreement in 2010, fifteen new centres have been established across the country, including Reading, Southend, and Poole.
Yvonne Trainer from the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, which is opening the Crawley centre, said: "We cannot express how grateful we are to the Ministry of Justice for giving us the opportunity to open a new Rape Crisis Centre in Crawley. This will be the first centre in the West Sussex area and fills a massive gap of provision for women and girls who have suffered from sexual violence."
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