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Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton & Area (SACHA) Counselling Learn More

The Coun­selling Pro­gram offers con­fi­den­tial sup­port ser­vices for sur­vivors of sex­u­al vio­lence, 16 years of age and old­er, who have expe­ri­enced sex­u­al vio­lence at any point in their lives.

  • Indi­vid­ual and group counselling
  • Imme­di­ate sup­port appoint­ments available
  • Non-judg­men­tal sup­port that sees sur­vivors as the expert
  • Trau­ma-informed and fem­i­nist approach
  • Sur­vivor-cen­tered
  • Advo­ca­cy

Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton & Area (SACHA) Sex-Trafficking Survivor Counselling Learn More

The Sex-Traf­fick­ing Sur­vivor Coun­selling Pro­gram offers free indi­vid­ual coun­selling, group coun­selling, and advo­ca­cy for sur­vivors who have left sex-traf­fick­ing at any point in their lives and are 16 years of age and old­er.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (SA/DV) Care Centre Learn More

If you’ve been sexually assaulted within the last 7 days, whether or not you choose to make a university complaint and/or police report, we encourage you to consider reaching out to the SA/DV Care Centre. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner will provide information on medical assistance options available to you for your immediate physical and mental health needs


Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara Learn More

La mission du programme contre la violence faite aux femmes et les agressions à caractère sexuel au Centre de Santé Communautaire Hamilton/Niagara, offert à toute femme francophone âgée de 16 ans et plus, est de promouvoir son bien-être sans égard à sa race, son origine, sa culture, sa religion, son orientation sexuelle, son âge, son statut socio-économique ou ses limitations fonctionnelles.

Hamilton Police Victim Services Branch Learn More

Victim Services is a Branch of the Hamilton Police Service under the command of the Community Mobilization Division. It is the only 24-hour on scene crisis intervention service for victims of crime and trauma in the City of Hamilton.

Interval House of Hamilton Learn More

Interval House of Hamilton provides emergency shelter, safety planning and support services for women with or without children that have experienced abuse or violence.

Sex Workers' Action Program Learn More

The Sex Workers’ Action Program of Hamilton is a non-partisan group consisting of concerned individuals—including those with lived experience—agencies and groups committed to assisting and supporting those working in the sex trade industry.

Hamilton Trans Health Coalition Learn More

A non-profit coalition of health care providers, advocates, and community members working to increase the capacity of health systems in Hamilton, Ontario to meet the needs of trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary people.

speqtrum Learn More

Skill-sharing and meetups for trans and queer young people.

YWCA Hamilton Learn More

YWCA Hamilton strengthens women’s and girls’ voices, broadens their choices, builds dynamic leadership and provides essential and meaningful services that promote safe, inclusive, and equitable communities.

The AIDS Network Learn More

The AIDS Network offers services and support to men, women, children, and families who have been affected by HIV/AIDS, including their Men4Men program, which aims to enhance the lives of gay, bisexual, queer and other men who have sex with men by reinforcing self-esteem and personal empowerment through sexual health education and resources