Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton and Area (SACHA)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the SACHA office is closed. Staff are working remotely and can be reached via email or telephone at 905−525−4573. Those in need of immediate support, can call the 24-hour Sup­port Line at 905−525−4162.

Provides support to adult women and men, who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual violence at any point in their lives. This includes rape, incest, sexual abuse and harassment. Coordinates a number of annual events including: International Women's Day, Take Back the Night Events, and Chocolate Fest.

Services include:

Individual, group and crisis counselling (including off-site counselling supports in locations such as the Hamilton Detention Centre and the STARS drop-in for women involved in sex work

Anonymous 24-hour telephone Support Line for survivors, their families, and friends

TTY Support Line available Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm

Accompaniment to hospital and police

Anonymous reporting to the police

Abuse prevention education sessions (including sessions in Spanish)

Specialized programming for women from Hamilton's diverse racial and cultural communities (plans to start a new 12-week session of Multicultural Women's Sewing Circle)

Assistance with practical needs (e.g. bus tickets, childcare)

16 week volunteer training program offered twice yearly

Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario and of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. All services are confidential and free of charge.

YWCA
75 MacNab St S 3rd Floor
Hamilton, ON
L8P 3C1
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Support line: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Evening counselling and public education hours available
Phone: 905-525-4573
Crisis: 905-525-4162
TTY: 905-525-4592

Eligibility

Age 16 years and older; Support available to all genders

Application

Contact for information

Fees

None; Chocolate Fest: $35-$50 * Free for children 6 years and under

Accessibility

Fully Accessible

Languages

English; Spanish; Interpretive Services

Primary Contact Person

Maria Contreras, Office Coordinator

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit