Founded by a small group of volunteers in 1975 as a Rape Crisis line for women in Madison County, Tennessee, WRAP has grown over the last 40 years into a dual domestic violence/sexual assault program serving 19 counties in West Tennessee, including Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton, and Weakley. WRAP is committed to a survivor-centered, empowerment-focused practice model that embraces a more holistic, trauma-informed approach to the provision of services, and WRAP is implementing an evidence-based approach to service provision that is grounded in our values of safety, service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. These values are shared by all those work with WRAP--whether staff member or volunteer.
We have a simple vision at WRAP. We want to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships, families, and communities.
To realize this vision, WRAP's mission is twofold. First, WRAP partners with survivors in their healing journey, providing them with the education, tools, and support they need to feel empowered to build for themselves safe, stable, nurturing relationships and families.
Second, WRAP partners with the communities we serve to end violence against women and girls, for we believe that if we can end violence against all women and girls in our communities, then we can also end it against men and boys. And if we can do that, then we will truly realize safer, more stable, more nurturing communities in West Tennessee.
In 2015, more than 50% of all crimes against persons in West Tennessee were crimes of domestic and/or sexual violence. More than 90% of the victims were women and girls. More than half of the women had children who witnessed the abuse or were abused themselves and who, as a result, may experience the consequences of this abuse throughout their lifespan in terms of their health, safety, and/or well being.
Call for help (Llámenos para ayuda): 1.800.273.8712
TTY Relay Call: 1.800.848.0298
Voice Relay Call: 1-800-848-0299