When you are struggling to recover from sexual abuse, the important thing to remember is that you are not alone. You may have been isolated and ashamed while going through the experience of abuse, but know that there are many others, and there are scores of resources available. Incest or rape, therapy & support groups are available for you. I have listed a few below that I have dealt with directly. Many times the feelings of suicide accompanies the traumatic effects of rape. Reach out, the Ontario Suicide Prevention Network organization is there to help, their contact information is listed below.
If you are in immediate danger dial 911 or visit your local hospital. Both the police & hospitals are equipped & have the resources to deal with these sensitive issues.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline available 24/7 professional counselors are available to you. Please call @ 1-800-422-4453 to get further information visit them at www.childhelp.org
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network available 24/7 hotline number is 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). Or you can visit them at RAINN.org. Their site will provide you with a list of agencies within your area.
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres 1-604-876-2622 or contact via email email@example.com
Kids HELP phone 1-800-668-6868 available 24/7 they provide phone counseling, web counseling, and are confidential & anonymous most importantly non-judgemental.
YellowBrickHouse is an amazing organization for abused women & children. Phone 1-800-263-3247 extension#1. For more information please visit their site at www.yellowbrickhouse.org
Rape Crisis Centre 24 hour phone line 1-416-597-8808 or you can reach them via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ontario Suicide Prevention Network
Website has lists of Ontario crisis centres.
Assaulted Women’s Hotline – www.awhl.org
#7233 on your Bell Mobility phone
This confidential, 24-hour province-wide helpline offers crisis counselling, emotional support, safety planning, and referrals for women needing a shelter, legal advice or other supports. This service is free and is available in over 100 different languages including 17 Aboriginal languages.
1-877-FEMAIDE or 1-877-336-2433 (toll-free)
This confidential, 24-hour province-wide crisis and support number automatically connects the caller to a crisis line for French-speaking women who are victims of violence. It offers emotional support, safety planning and referrals for women who need shelter, counseling or other support. Calls are directed in priority sequence to one of the three regional lines in the province.
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centres offer a wide variety of services to victims and survivors of sexual violence, 16 years and over. Services include a 24-hour anonymous crisis/support telephone line, individual and group counselling, court, police and hospital accompaniment, information on the legal system, and community referrals. Francophone services are available in designated areas.
The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres provides information on the location and contact information of centres across the province. For more information go to www.women.gov.on.ca
Violence Against Women Shelters
Find a women’s shelter for emergency housing and food. Shelters also provide counselling, support and referrals. Ontario 211 has a list of domestic violence women’s shelters.
The SafePet Program, run by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, is dedicated to providing temporary housing and care for the pets of women who wish to leave an abusive partner. For more information, view the SafePet brochure.