New Pathways was established in Merthyr Tydfil in 1993 as a helpline for female victims of rape. At the time it was operational for only a few hours each week and it was run entirely by volunteers. Over the years New Pathways has grown and diversified and we now offer a range of counselling, advocacy and support services for women, men, children and young people.
We work in partnership with numerous statutory and voluntary agencies and we are now widely regarded throughout the UK as a leading organisation in our field. We have offices throughout the southern half of Wales and we employ more than 50 staff and have more than 70 volunteers. Each year our various projects receive more than 2000 referrals from people of all ages who have been affected by rape and sexual abuse.
In 2009 our former Manager Libby Jones was awarded the MBE on behalf of New Pathways for outstanding services to victims of rape and sexual abuse in Wales.
We are very proud of the fact that New Pathways has always listened carefully to its clients and used their feedback to develop new services and new ideas. We will continue to strive to improve and to deliver excellent services for people who have been affected by rape and sexual abuse.