We provide free counselling services to anyone age 5+ who has experienced sexual violence. Clinical services are provided by qualified, experienced counsellors who offer individual, family, and group therapy. Our staff are trauma-informed and work from a client-centred and flexible approach. Please call our office at 306-522-2777 to inquire.
Our current waitlist for counselling is approximately 3 months; however, do not let this discourage you! You are reaching out and we want to provide you with as much support as we can at this time. Until you can see a counsellor, we have:
- a 24-hour crisis line. If you ever find yourself needing to talk to someone or need some support with tough emotions, please give the line a call. We have trained advocates on the line at all times to help you. You can call 306-352-0434 or toll free 1-844-952-0434. 24 hours a day.
- a series of psycho-educational workshops that provide you with the foundational information you will get in your first few counselling sessions. These workshops can help you understand your feelings and how to start bringing yourself back to a state of calm. Call us or email email@example.com for more information on dates.
Our 24 hour crisis and information line provides immediate emotional support and crisis management to survivors of sexual violence, inter-relationship violence as well as any secondary victims who may
call the line. Callers can be provided with information regarding medical and forensic procedures and
reporting options to make informed choices.
Crisis and Information Line: 306-352-0434 or toll free: 1-844-952-0434
Our commitment to advocacy is demonstrated in many ways, including through our accompaniment with victims/survivors to the hospital, police station and court, as requested by the client. We are active in mainstream media and ensure survivor voices are heard by decision-makers in our community and province.
We have a team of staff and community members who work on our Violence Against Women Advocate Case Review project with Regina Police Service. Four times a year, we go in and review all sexual assault files that ended with no charges and provide observations and recommendations for enhancing investigations and victim interviews.
Our working relationship and collaboration with Regina’s sexual assault forensic nurses ensures that every patient seeking medical attention for sexual violence is offered the choice to have an advocate present during the procedure and further connect them to information and resources.
Kids On The Block is an international puppet-based program that educates children and youth about personal safety and diversity. The presentations deliver information on personal boundaries, safe adults, good and bad secrets, and language to communicate if someone is hurting them. The program was established in 2014 by RSAC because we recognize that education and skills development in the early years are key factors in the prevention of abuse, sexual violence, and interpersonal violence. Our program is delivered at no cost to schools and community-based organizations. “It is truly amazing to see how puppets can engage kids and be such good ‘teachers.’ They contribute to a safe and open environment that allows children to engage in conversations about vitally important topics.” - Regina Teacher
Professionals in education, law, health, mental health and human services may be the first person a survivor shares their story with—and that first interaction can impact how that survivor moves forward with getting support, reporting to police or seeking medical care.
The Regina and Area Sexual Assault Centre (RSAC) offers 1/2 day and full day workshops, developed by our partner agency, Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre (SSAIC), that supports participants' ability to respond to disclosures in compassionate and helpful ways, and arms them with information the survivor may need to make informed choices. Individuals who complete the training will leave with knowledge about the causes and impacts of sexual violence and trauma, as well as supportive communication skills, so that they are prepared and able to help if needed.
Workshops are scheduled regularly for the public (click here for upcoming workshops) and we welcome inquires about private workshops for community organizations.
This workshop is eligible for 3 and 6 PDE hours through the Saskatchewan Law Society.