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Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton and Area

Provides support to adult women and men, who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual violence at any point in their lives. This includes rape, incest, sexual abuse and harassment. Services include: * Individual, group and crisis counselling (including off-site counselling supports in locations such as the Hamilton Detention Centre and the STARS drop-in for women involved in sex work * Anonymous 24-hour telephone Support Line for survivors, their families, and friends * TTY Support Line available Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm * Accompaniment to hospital and police * Anonymous reporting to the police * Abuse prevention education sessions (including sessions in Spanish) * Specialized programming for women from Hamilton's diverse racial and cultural communities (plans to start a new 12-week session of Multicultural Women's Sewing Circle) * Assistance with practical needs (e.g. bus tickets, childcare) * 16 week volunteer training programme offered twice yearly * Coordination of yearly International Women's Day and Take Back the Night Events. Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario. All services are confidential and free of charge.


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English; Spanish; Interpretive Services

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Last updated:02-Aug-18
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