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Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

http://www.avaloncentre.ca

Today is a day dedicated to supporting organizations that make a positive impact on your community! As professional counsellors, educators, health practitioners and activists, we are committed to providing a leadership role in the community, raising awareness and supporting those who have experienced sexualized violence.

“No matter who you are, the impact of sexual violence cuts deep. In our personal stories, and in the experiences of our friends and loved ones, we see that it is a pervasive problem that needs to be addressed through cultural change. I want to be a part of creating a world where people who experience sexual violence don't feel alone. Sadly, the resources to do this work are often underfunded or unavailable.”
-Kate Wright, Avalon Board of Directors

Avalon relies on the generosity of community members who support our programs and services. If you are able to support our work financially, you can easily do so using the Donate button below. Donations to Avalon provide survivors of sexualized violence with the tools and support they need to heal, and enables us to continue working towards our goal of creating communities free from sexualized violence.

AVALON SERVICES
 
TRAUMA-SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
Avalon’s specialized therapeutic counselling program is available to women and trans individuals 16 years and older. We also provide information sessions to the non-offending parents of children who have disclosed sexual abuse, and to supportive partners of clients accessing services.
 
SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS PROGRAM (SANE)
The SANE program provides important health information, medical intervention and forensic evidence collection to people of all genders who have just experienced sexual assault. Our SANE nurses respond to the Emergency Departments of HRM hospitals and health centres to provide medical follow up and/or forensic evidence collection for individuals who have experienced a sexual assault in the past 5 days.
 
COMMUNITY EDUCATION/LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Avalon conducts educational community outreach and public awareness campaigns with the goal of effecting social and systemic change. We offer prevention-based workshops in schools and youth-serving organizations, professional training sessions, and community meetings/consultations. Because sexualized violence is a criminal offence, legal education is an important component of Avalon’s educational programs. We provide information and training regarding sexual assault laws, consent, age of consent, mandatory reporting, and the legal process after sexual assault.
 

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