Resources & FAQ

What services does S.A.C.Q.D. provide?

S.A.C.Q.D. provides counselling services to male and female victims/survivors of sexual assault/abuse who are 16 years of age and older. S.A.C.Q.D. offers one-on-one counselling, group counselling, 24-Hour Crisis Line, lending library and resources, and support and advocacy for victims of acute and historical abuse and also provides support and information for non-offending parents of victims.
S.A.C.Q.D. is also offering a new Residential Healing Program. The program offers a week-long, live-in therapeutic experience for those healing from the effects of sexual violence.

Do you work with men?

Yes. S.A.C.Q.D. offers one-on-one and group counselling to male victims/survivors of sexual assault/abuse. S.A.C.Q.D. also offers a Residential Healing Program to men.

Do you work with children?

No. S.A.C.Q.D. works with men and women 16 years of age and older. We do offer support to non-offending parents of victims, and we counsel adults who were sexually assaulted/abused as children.

Where are you located?

Our main office and counselling centre is located at 41 Octavia Street, Unit M5, Belleville. This location was formerly known as Queen Mary School, and is now named the Community Resource Centre Quinte. Our other locations include Trenton, Picton and Bancroft.

What are your hours?

Our Crisis Line telephone number is 1-877-544-6424 and is available 24 hours a day. Our Belleville location is open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment for Belleville, Picton, Trenton call the Belleville office at 613-967-6300. To make an appointment in Bancroft, call 613-332-0757 (direct) or 613-967-6300. Sorry, we do not accept 3rd – party referrals.

Is there a waiting list?

There usually is a waiting list, so the sooner you call to be put on the list, the sooner you will receive counselling.

Is there a cost for your services?

No. We are a non-profit agency, funded by various Ontario provincial ministries, the United Way of Quinte and private donations.

Can doctors or agencies refer me to your services?

Not directly. They can certainly let you know about us, but we do not take referrals directly from doctors, agencies or other 3rd parties for individual counselling.

*Note: Individuals from out of area that are interested in attending the Residential Healing Program can be referred by a 3rd party.

I was sexually abused as a child. Can I use your services now?

Yes. 75% of the people who access our services are survivors of childhood sexual assault/abuse.

Do you have services for offenders?

No, but we will be happy to make a referral if requested.

Can I volunteer?

Yes. Both men and women can sit on our Board of Directors, or work on specific committees, and volunteer their time in supportive roles within the centre.

Who are you?

We are the Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District. We have been offering services in Hastings and Prince Edward counties since 1991. We are a feminist organization dedicated to the healing and support of victims of sexual violence. We are members of the United Way. We offer counselling, educational and advocacy services to victims and survivors of sexual violence.

How are you funded?

Our main funding comes from the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. We also receive funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health/LHINS, Ontario Ministry of Community & Social Services, and the United Way. We also actively fundraise.

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