**COVID-19 UPDATE**

 

Please watch this space and follow @sacbrant on Facebook for up-to-date info about how SAC is going to be responding to the evolving coronavirus situation.

SAC staff and volunteers have been thinking deeply how we can safely continue to offer love, support and connection to our service users, our community, and each other while our usual way of doing business is not possible. We recognize that these are going to be stressful and trying times for everyone. Please know that we are still here for you, even if that may look little different at the moment, such as a phone, text, or video connection instead of in person.

Please will you keep in touch with us? We want to create a huge groundswell of support for one another to combat the feelings of anxiety, isolation and powerlessness that come up when we have a giant challenge to our collective health and well-being. We also want to acknowledge that there are many other challenges that people are dealing with at the moment and many other challenges that people have overcome in the past, so it’s okay if the Coronavirus isn’t the biggest thing for you at the moment. We can still continue to shoulder each other up.

Counselling

If you have a counselling appointment scheduled during the next few weeks, you can expect that someone will be in touch to figure out the best way for you to stay connected without coming to to the Centre. If you think we might not have your up-to-date contact information, please please let us know by leaving a message on our voicemail at (519) 751-1164 or by emailing sexualassaultcentre@sacbrant.ca.

Collaborative Work

If you are involved in collaborative work with members of the SAC team, we will be in touch as soon as possible to determine the best way to continue our work together without in-person meetings.

Crisis and Support Line

The Crisis and Support Line is available 24 hours a day at (519) 751-3471. Please don’t hesitate to call if you need support.

Info about COVID-19/coronavirus

We want to reassure you that the risk of contracting the virus is low at the moment and the risk of becoming seriously sick is very low indeed, but SAC staff want to do their part in slowing the spread of the virus, in accordance with our pandemic policy and our social justice values. The best thing you can do right now to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the virus is to practice social distancing and good hand-washing hygiene.

For information about all things coronavirus we recommend visiting the Brant County Health Unit’s Website. We will make other information available as and when we have it.

Lynnsie’s Run – May 24, 2020

At the moment we are working as if the run will go ahead as planned, but we will continue to monitor and are prepared to make any changes we need to as the situation progresses.

We encourage you – if it is within your power – to continue to sign up for the run and fundraise for the Centre. The fallout from this crisis is going to be far-reaching – we can all expect work disruptions and financial repercussions, and these will be especially trying for those most vulnerable people in our community. As we move forward, we will need all the resources at our disposal to continue to support and advocate for our service users.

 

Our Mission

To provide services that promote healing for survivors of sexual violence, and create social change through advocacy, education and collaboration.

Our Vision

A just social world for women and their communities

Our Slogan

Healing and Change

Our Values

Feminism, anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity seeking, intersectionality.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any unwanted act of a sexual nature imposed by one person upon another. Forced or coerced intercourse, grabbing, touching or kissing can be defined as sexual assault.

If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, we can help.

We offer a 24 hour crisis and support line for survivors (female or male) of sexual violence, as well as friends and family members of survivors. We also offer counselling for women ages 14 and over in a supportive, safe environment as well as in all Brant County high schools, emergency services, accompaniment and support through hospital, police, and court procedures, public education, and community events.

All of SAC Brant’s services are free and confidential.

24 hr crisis and support line: 519-751-3471
Business line: 519-751-1164
Email: sexualassaultcentre@sacbrant.ca

 

Poster with photo of Taylor the Turtle leading a group of runners of various ages. Text on poster reads "Lynnsie's Run for SAC Brant, Sun. May 24, 2020, Follow @thesacrun for updates, 1K/5K/10K"

Our annual fundraising walk/run takes place on Sunday, May 24, 2020. The run is named for Lynnsie Feijo, the Centre’s first public educator and former board president. Lynnsie was an avid runner whose dedication to creating Healing and Change in Brantford and Brant County will never be forgotten. Choose from a 5km or 10km run or a 1km walk along the beautiful Grand River trail system, collect sponsors, and help raise community awareness. Click here to register now!

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