Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SAC Kingston) supports survivors of all types of sexualized violence including, but not limited to, sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, child sexual abuse, incest, stalking, online sexual violence and ritualized abuse.
We provide free of charge, confidential, non-judgmental counselling to ALL survivors, 14 years of age and older, of recent and/or past sexualized violence in Kingston and area (Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington counties).
Counselling Services and Programs
If you are looking for counselling, please call our office at 613-545-0762 ext 106 and leave a message with your name and a contact number that is safe for us to call and leave a message for you at.
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Contact Form.
Our Intake Worker will then set up a meeting with you to help you determine your support needs.
First Response Program
After your initial meeting with our Intake Worker, you will have access to assistance through our First Response Program – a program that offers crisis support, individual and group counselling, and coping skills on topics such as, self care, basic needs, assertiveness, boundaries, feelings, and long term effects of sexualized violence. Our First Response Counsellor can also meet with supporters of survivors such as partners and parents.
High School Prevention & Response
We can provide counselling to high school aged survivors of sexualized violence in office, as well as at High Schools within KFL&A. We also provide educational moments, workshops, groups and speaks within high schools and again at our office. Some of the workshops and speaks are on topics such as consent, bystander intervention and healthy relationships and can be tailored to your needs.
Throughout the year we provide many groups and workshops to survivors of sexualized violence. Some of the topics include but are not limited to:
- Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Healing Circle
- Mindfulness & Self-Compassion
- Addictions and Trauma
- Healthy Anger Release
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Many of the groups are open to community members who are not currently clients of SAC Kingston. If you are looking for more information please check our events listings for upcoming groups or contact us through the contact us page.
Support for Francophone Survivors
Aide aux personnes francophones
Centre d’aide aux victimes d’agression sexuelle de Kingston et Kingston
Interval House unissent leurs efforts pour offrir des services de
soutien et de counseling aux personnes francophones qui ont subi de la
violence sexuelle et proposent des services internes de traduction et d’interprétation. Pour de plus amples renseignements, composez le 613 545-0762, poste 115 ou envoyez un courriel à l’adresse email@example.comPour femmes touchées par la violence: Fem'aide www.femaide.ca / 1-877-336-2433. En appelant la ligne téléphonique Fem’aide, vous trouverez en toute confidentialité, de l'écoute, de l’appui et de l'information sur les services pouvant répondre à vos besoins et disponibles dans votre communauté.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)If you are a current client we can assist you with your Criminial Injuries claim. For all other inquiries we encourage you to access Queen's Law Clinics at 613-533-2102.
We ensure confidentiality within all our programs and services. Our counsellors have private voice mail and email addresses. While confidentiality is very important to us we are obligated to break confidentiality for the following reasons:
1) If you report intent to harm yourself or someone else.
2) If you report any abuse or neglect of a child 16 years and under or if we suspect abuse or neglect.
3) If records are subpoenaed by court.
4) if you report abuse by a regulated health professional.
Best Practice Guidelines
In administering our services and programs, SAC Kingston follows the Sexual Assault, Partner Abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Protocols for KFL&A counties. These protocols outline best practice guidelines for a collaborative response to the needs of survivors. Please visit www.kfacc.org for more information and to download a copy of the protocols.