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Our services

Individual Counselling

We offer free, client-directed, non-judgmental counselling to male and female survivors of sexual violence. Individuals can expect one-on-one services with a sexual assault counselor.  These services are offered within a solution focused framework and offer a minimum of 15 weeks of counselling.

In addition to those counselling services available to survivors themselves, we also provide support and information for parents and partners of survivors, including non-offending parents of child victims.

We only accept self-referrals for our individual counselling. To make an appointment for yourself, please contact the centre at 613.967.6300.

24 hour crisis line

We have made confidential, non-judgmental support available for survivors of sexual violence on this 24 hour per day, 7 day per week crisis line. If you find yourself in need of immediate support, please call 1-877-544-6424.

If you require immediate medical attention, please contact your local hospital; or if you are in the Hastings/Prince Edward County, call the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Program at 613-969-7400 or 613-332-2825 ext 5024

Support Groups

We offer three phases of support groups for both female and male survivors of sexual violence. Men’s groups and women’s groups are run separately, and are available based on client demand. In addition to survivor specific groups, we offer support and information services to parents and partners of survivors.

Please call 613-967-6300 for more information or to register for a Support Group. Self-referrals only please. No third-party referrals. Must be 16 years of age or over. Please call ahead to book an appointment.

Lending Library

Our collection includes books and videos on a variety of topics including sexual assault (female and male), childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, ritual abuse, trauma, relationships, sexuality, family, feminism, gay/lesbian issues, mind, body, spirit. It includes fiction and non-fiction geared to women, men, teens and children. Information packages on various topics about sexual violence are also available. They are a very concise guide and are a free source of information. Located in our Belleville office, 41 Octavia Street.

Safe Space Drop-In

In addition to our welcoming in-office lounge, we offer a safe space drop-in centre located in the same building as our main office. Our drop-in is intended to offer clients of the SACQD with a safe space to read, socialize, or simply sit and relax. We have reading material available, as well as refreshments and light snacks.

Paths Of Courage

SACQD is offering a new one-of-a-kind program, surrounded by nature, at our new Paths of Courage Healing & Retreat Centre. Week long programs provide sexual assault/abuse survivors with opportunities to heal, transform and become empowered. Open to all residents of Ontario, please enter the website below to learn more about this unique program.

What We Do

If it was not for this program, I’m not sure where I would be today. They helped me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even though there are many bumps and roller coasters, we will overcome to get there

Sharing my feelings of isolation, shame, fear, and pain with my group was the best thing that has ever happened to me