Sexual Assault/Abuse Program

The Sexual Assault/Abuse Program offers services for women who have recently experienced sexual assault and/or historical sexual assault/abuse.

 

Recent sexual assault services:

  • 24 hour crisis response, including accompaniment to hospital and or/police station
  • Priority counselling with the Sexual Assault/Abuse Therapist
  • Accompaniment and support for court

A women may report a recent sexual assault to the hospital, police or directly to Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services. The hospital, police or the woman herself may call and request a support person from Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services to meet the woman at the hospital or police station. If the woman's clothes are being kept as evidence, the support person will provide her with a new set of clothing.

 

Historical Sexual Assault/Abuse Services:

  • Ongoing individual counselling
  • Group counselling when available
  • Accompaniment and support for court

A woman who has had any type of unwanted sexual experience in her life may receive counselling from Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services. A women calling to request counselling will be asked to provide some information including why she is interested in counselling. Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services will then attempt to ensure she receives the most appropriate services for her needs.

  • All counselling services are free.
  • Short and longer term counselling is available in Simcoe, Caledonia and Dunnville

The Sexual Assault/Abuse program is committed to increasing community awareness of sexual assault/abuse by providing presentations, workshops and consultation to other organizations and service providers.