May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Ontario recognizes this month is a time to raise awareness about the devastating impact of sexual assault and focus on the measures being taken to stop violence and support survivors Since the province-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, there have reports of increased incidents of sexual violence across the province against young children and both women and men. Survivors of sexual…
SAVIS provides free and confidential one-on-one, online and telephone counselling from a feminist perspective to all survivors of sexual violence over the age of 12. Counselling is available at our Oakville, Acton, Burlington, Georgetown and Milton locations. We understand that women experience oppression in varying configurations and intensity depending on their individual backgrounds and this may have an additional impact on those already facing sexual abuse. Our counsellors work from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive viewpoint to provide assessments that are SAVIS offers non-directive, non-judgemental counselling services.
- We do not keep clinical records (this means we don’t write down what you tell us in a session) and your confidentiality is assured.
- Language interpretation services are available for all clients.
- Clients can access up to 24 sessions.
- Most clients attend bi-weekly sessions and access counselling for up to a year.
- In addition to face-to-face counselling SAVIS also offers telephone and online (Zoom) sessions. While face-to-face counselling is recommended SAVIS recognizes that not all clients can access office locations.
- We provide various counselling packages based on your needs: from three to five sessions for crisis counselling, short-term counselling of up to eight sessions or long-term counselling of 18 sessions.
- SAVIS also provides crisis counselling at the Vanier Centre for Women and Hope Place Residential Treatment Centre in Milton. All counselling is free of charge.
To book an appointment please call 905-825-3622.