Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre, CARSA Inc.
Site: St Catharines - Landmark Building
|Record #: NIA0200||Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018||Last Full Update: 24 Jul 2018|
|Primary Contact||Lisa Berketo, Administrative Coordinator; Email: email@example.com|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Cheri Huys, Volunteer Coordinator; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Address & Map||
43 Church St, Suite 503
St Catharines, ON L2R 7E1
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|Intersection||Church St and Wellington St|
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||Provides support, individual and group counselling to women, men, victims/survivors of human trafficking and others who have experienced rape, sexual assault, incest and childhood sexual abuse * 24 hour crisis support line – offering support/information for recent or past rape, sexual assault and abuse
Individual/group counselling and theme-based workshops for survivors * Support also available for family and friends * Outreach counselling available at several locations throughout Niagara region including Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland and West Lincoln
Hospital Response Workers provide accompaniment, emotional support and advocacy for victims attending the St Catharines hospital for medical care and/or Sexual Assault Evidence Kit collection (up to 7 day post assault) * Information, accompaniment and referrals to other agencies also available during police investigation and court proceedings
CRISIS LINE Volunteer Training Program: * Crisis intervention skills * Impacts of trauma on individuals who have experienced sexual abuse/assault (both children and adults) * Long-term side effects * Flashbacks * Body memories * Dissociation * Dealing with self-injury and suicide attempts * Providing coping strategies for callers in crisis * Call the office number for more information to sign up
Public speakers available for community groups and high schools on various topics including: Sexual assault awareness and prevention * Date rape * Sexual harassment * Childhood sexual abuse prevention * Self defence
Ongoing education program: * Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program for grades 1-6 * Youth Issues Prevention Program for grades 7-8 * Film, handouts and interactive discussions
Workshops available for professionals who come into contact with survivors of sexual assault and/or their families
Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario (west region)
|Hours||Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Crisis Support Line Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Male, female, victims/survivors of human trafficking and other, survivors of rape, incest, sexual child abuse and adult sexual assault
|Application||Counseling by appointment. Self referral preferred.|
|Languages||English ; French - referred to Centre de Santé Communautaire ; Interpretive Services - available|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Legal Status||(21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General ; Donations ; United Way|
|Meetings||Therapeutic Survivor Groups: Therapy groups for men and women (separately) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse/assault or adult sexual assault.
Separate Men's and Women's Survivor Groups in Fall 2018. Call office for information.
|Service Categories||Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ; Adult Child Sexual Abuse Counselling ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ; Human Trafficking Counselling ; Sexual Assault Counselling ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Men ; Sexual Assault Hotlines ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Sexual Assault Issues|
|Resources||Pamphlets and a resource booklet 'You are Not Alone'
Newsletter - Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
|Events||MAY SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: DENIM DAY. Happening again in May 2018!
Breaking the Silence Together: Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil and March - 3rd Thu in Sep
CRISIS SUPPORT LINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING Starting Soon: Support individuals who have experienced rape/sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse on our 24-hour crisis support line. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Healing Workshops & Survivor Groups - Both are held throughout the year. 14-week Therapeutic Survivor Groups provided for men and women separately who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or rape/sexual assault. Call the office number for more information or to sign up.