Help & Counselling in Halton Region
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton 24 Hour Crisis/Support Line: 905-875-1555
If you have experienced sexual violence, including sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse or sexual harassment, at any time in your life, you are not alone. SAVIS is here to help. SAVIS services are free, confidential, non-judgmental, and based on the belief that survivors are the experts of their own experiences.
- 24-hour support line
- Face-to-face counselling in Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, and Oakville
- In addition to face-to-face counselling, SAVIS also offers telephone and online (Skype™) sessions to those unable to travel to the office locations
- Counselling and advocacy
- Diverse communities’ outreach
- Public education
- Court, police, and Nina’s Place accompaniment
Free Legal Advice for Victims of Sexual Assault
As of May 1, 2021, victims of sexual assault in Ontario can receive up to 4 hours of free, independent legal advice. This program is an ongoing effort by the Ministry of the Attorney General to strengthen victim services responses and can be accessed anytime after a sexual assault has occurred in Ontario.
Learn more about how victims of sexual assault can apply for free, confidential legal advice here.
The following resources may be of assistance throughout the duration of your recovery.
Halton Women’s Place
Telephone: (North) 905-878-8970 / (South) 905-332-1593
LGBTQ Youth Line
Kids Help Phone
Telephone: Burlington: 905-637-5256 / Georgetown: 905-845-3811 / Milton: 905-845-381 / Oakville: 905-845-3811
Victim Services Unit / Victim Quick Response Program
Telephone: 905-825-4810 / 905-825-4747 ext.5239 / 905-825-4805
Elizabeth Fry Society — Southern Ontario Region
SAVIS of Halton — Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services
24 Hour Crisis/Support Telephone Line: 905-875-1555
The Regional Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care Centre of Halton
Joseph Brant Hospital
905-632-3737 ext. 5708
If you have been sexually assaulted by anyone or have been hurt by your intimate partner, emergency departments provide care 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Nina’s Place provides care for residents of Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, and Oakville but the specialty unit is located at Joseph Brant Hospital. At JBH specially-trained nurses are on call 24 hours a day and can assist individuals with emergency medical and nursing care for all individuals of any age or gender. The services provided by the sexual assault nurse examiner include physical examinations, information and preventative treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; information and risk assessment for HIV; forensic evidence collection, including body maps and photography; initial crisis counselling; safety planning; counselling services and community referrals.
Nina’s Place counselling services are provided by social workers specifically trained in the area of sexual assault, abuse, intimate partner violence and trauma. Counselling is available by appointment, please call 905-681-4880 to inquire about our counselling services or to book an appointment.