Please read our organization’s response to the increasing COVID-19 pandemic and how it will impact our services.
At The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa, we are following protocol of Ottawa Public Health to do our best to slow potential for this virus to spread. We are here to provide support and want to recognize that survivors are contending with multiple things, on a daily basis – not least of which includes a pandemic.
We are suspending all in-person support sessions and groups until further notice. Individuals who are on our lists for individual support sessions will be offered support via phone or by Zoom. We understand that these are not the most equitable options.
Our 24-hour support line (613) 234-2266 will continue to operate.
If you need to get in touch with a peer support worker and are not sure how, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be in the centre to check messages on our office line, (613) 725-2160.
For more information on how to protect yourself, please visit Ottawa Public Health’s protocol.