Do You Need Help?
Who Can We Help?
If you are a child, adolescent or an adult, male or female and have been sexually violated whether recently or in the past, WE CAN HELP.
What is Sexual Violence?
Sexual Violence is any form of sexual activity or sexual touching that was not consented to, unwanted, forced, or where tricks and/or bribes were used. Sexual Violence is a crime of violence committed against the will of the victim.
The Effects of Sexual Violence:
Sexual violence is a disturbing invasion of the body, mind and spirit. It deeply affects a person’s health and well-being. There are a number of common reactions to describe this hurtful type of violence on a person. Each person reacts in their own way to sexual violence and these reactions are known as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). How a victim feels, and their reaction to what happened to them, is normal for each person. There is no right or wrong way to cope or feel after sexual violence.
How Can We Help?
Counselling is a ‘conversation’ with a trained Social Worker, where you work together to deal with the effects of the trauma. You know best how the trauma has affected you, and the Social Worker knows what can help. Choosing to talk to a Social Worker works when you feel that you need help. Counselling can help you:
- Understand how you feel about the trauma;
- Understand your emotions;
- Recognize your strengths, self worth and value;
- Help you make changes to your life that are important to you.
The Counselors at SACC are all registered Social Workers who are trained especially to help victims of sexual violence. Their experience and knowledge give them the tools to help. SACC is an open and friendly place where you can discuss your situation and your needs.
Free and Confidential Service
24 HOUR CRISIS LINE 519-253-9667
After Business Hours the Answering Service will connect you to a Crisis Worker