Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District

Resources and FAQs

  • Sexual violence is never your fault
  • Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the survivor knows
  • There may be many barriers to coming forward for support

Here are some answers to your immediate questions. If you have further questions you may reach us here.

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  • What services does SACQD provide?

    SACQD provides counselling services to male and female victims/survivors of sexual assault/abuse who are 16 years of age and older. SACQD 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. SACQD also offers a 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. SACQD offers one-on-one and group counselling to male victims/survivors of sexual assault/abuse. SACQD also offers a Residential Healing Program to men.

  • Do you work with children?

    No. SACQD works with people 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?

    Please call our office for more information.

  • 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 refers 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. People of any gender 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 Children, Community and Social Services, the Ministry of Health, and the United Way Hastings and Prince Edward. In addition, we actively fundraise throughout the year.

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