470 27th Street, Oakland, Oakland, CA 94612

From its beginnings in 1971, BAWAR has addressed the problem of sexual assault with two basic goals: 1) to establish a place where rape and incest survivors could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and 2) to provide community education regarding sexual assault issues.

BAWAR provides the services that survivors starting to deal with trauma need the most, such as experienced counseling and advocacy 24-hours per day. In-person counseling for incest survivors, rape survivors, teenage rape survivors, and others whose children have been sexually assaulted enable BAWAR to address special and continuing needs. Accompaniment, advocacy, and support during the medical and judicial processes complete BAWAR’s response to the needs of the sexual assault survivor.

By providing both program components (counseling and education), BAWAR continues to work toward the day when they can achieve their ultimate goal; to be able to finally close their doors for lack of business.