CRISIS RESOURCES

WAVAW RAPE CRISIS CENTRE

  • 604-255-6344; www.wavaw.ca
    • 24 hour crisis line for emotional support, information on resources and referrals
    • Victim Services to assist survivors in navigating the Criminal Justice System
    • Free Counselling (no waitlist for indigenous and/or trans/non-binary/two-spirit folk)
    • Support Groups
    • 24 hour hospital accompaniment

BC SOCIETY FOR MALE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES

  • Vancouver General Hospital or UBC. Ask for a SAS member at triage or call 604-875-4995
    • The SAS are a group of female nurses, available 24/7,  trained to emotionally support and advocate for the needs of survivors while they are accessing hospital services.
    • Forensic testing and storage, STI testing, change of clothes, food, and support in dealing with police all offered but not mandatory.
    • SAS can be accessed by folks aged 13+ within 7 days of the assault

VICTIM SERVICES UNIT WITH VPD

  • 604-717-2737; vpd.vsu@vpd.ca
    • If you wish to access the Victim Service Unit for assistance, information, referrals and emotional support while accessing the criminal legal system, have an officer on-site refer you, or you can self refer by contacting them directly
    • 24 hour crisis line

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

If you are seeking guidance on how best to support a loved one who has shared with you their experiences of sexual assault, this post will help. How to Support a Friend Dealing with Sexual Assault.

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