The mission of Bermuda’s Centre Against Abuse is to provide crisis support services to male and female adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to educate the community to decrease these occurrences. Since being formed as a registered charity in 1979, services offered have included a helpline and counseling dedicated to victims of abuse and sexual assault, court advocacy, and safe housing assistance. Groups which benefit from education and prevention programmes include local schools, businesses, churches, police, and health care organizations.