Sexual Assault Network - Let's end sexual violence

CRISIS SERVICES

Are you a survivor of sexual violence? Are you supporting someone who has experienced sexual violence? A goal of SAN is to provide information on city-wide resources such as counselling services, 24 hour crisis lines and support groups.

  • A nurse will be paged to the emergency room and will arrive within 1 hour. For women who have experienced a sexual assault/abuse within 14 days.
  • Crisis counselling, individual counselling,
  • Follow-up clinic.

Emergency room, follow-up clinic and crisis counselling - (613) 761-4366; TTY: (613) 761-4140


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  • Investigating sexual assaults including;
  • Investigating incidents of child abuse and neglect including sexual assault;
  • Incidents of Online Child Exploitation, child pornography, and luring are investigated by Internet Child Exploitation (ICE)
  • In partnership with other Ottawa Police sections and units such as the Victim Crisis Unit, providing counseling, assessment and referral services to people and/or youth who are victims of sexual assault or abuse;
  • Providing an anonymous reporting system for victimized sex trade workers.
  • Collaborating with other social service agencies to provide education and awareness programs on matters pertaining to sexual assault, child abuse and related issues.

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  • Short and long term counselling support for women who have experienced sexual violence
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • group counselling
  • accompaniment to hospital, police, and court, public education services.
  • Offers accompaniment to the hospital, police & court.

24-hour Crisis Line: (613) 562-2333.
Counselling, accompaniment, public education services: (613) 562-2334


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  • Offers the Court Accompaniment Program which provides emotional and practical support to women who have experienced partner violence and who are attending family or criminal court proceedings.
  • Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) -provides timely financial assistance to eligible individuals who have been victimized by violent crime (homicide, attempted murder, serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crime) and/or their family members.
  • Supportlink is a joint initiative of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Victim Services Secretariat, Ericsson Communications and Rogers/At & T Wireless. Supportlink offers personalized safety planning, referrals for ongoing support and a 911 cell phone to qualified individuals.
  • Victim Crisis and Referral Services (VCARS) is a program that consists of community volunteers in partnership with VCARS staff assisting Police and community service providers in meeting short-term practical and emotional needs of individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, and their longer-term needs by referral to appropriate existing community agencies.
  • VCARS offers crisis intervention services to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  • Individual and group counselling support for women who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Accompaniment for women who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Crisis counselling.
  • Legal advocacy.

24-hour Crisis Line (613) 234-2266
Individual/Group counselling (613) 725-2160


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Services offered in French only.

  • Accompaniment for women who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Emotional support, information and referrals, advocacy and safety planning.
  • Crisis Counselling also available through the Vanier Community Service Centre.

Contact: (613) 744-2892


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Crisis counselling for young women aged 12 to 20 who are staying on-site.

Other services for women staying on-site: referrals, links to financial services, case management, individual counselling accessed through the Youth Services Bureau.
Contact: (613) 789-8220


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