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, and ritualized abuse.
We provide free of charge, confidential, non-judgmental short term and long term counselling primarily to female survivors, 16 years of age and older, of recent and/or past sexualized violence in Kingston and area (Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington counties).
Though we are mandated to focus our support services and programs for survivors who identify as women, our 24 Hour Crisis and Support Line is available for women and men.
Counselling Services and Programs
If you are looking for counselling, please call our office at 613-545-0762 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 email@example.com or use our Contact Form.
Our First Response Worker will then set up a meeting with you to help you determine your support needs.
Because we constantly experience a high demand for our counselling services and programs, we unfortunately have a consistent waiting list. We have addressed this problem as best as possible through our First Response Program, which was designed specifically to support the women on our waiting list.
First Response Program
After your initial meeting with our First Response Worker, you will have access to short term 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.
Young Women Program
If you are between 12 and 18 years of age, you will have access to support through our Young Women Program – a program that offers focused counselling for young women and frontline work at schools in Frontenac, Lennox and Addington counties on topics such as, healthy relationships, self esteem, journaling, goal setting, crisis management, and long term effects of sexualized violence.
Support for Francophone Women
Due to financial constraints, SAC Kingston is currently unable to offer its counselling services and programs to Francophone women survivors of sexualized violence.
To address this current reality, SAC Kingston and Kingston Interval House have developed protocol to provide respectful and responsive support to Francophone women who have experienced sexualized violence.
All of our services and programs are provided confidentially. Our counsellors have private voicemail services and email addresses. While confidentiality is very important to us, it must be broken if a client threatens to commit suicide or to harm others, or if a child (a person under 16 years of age) is harmed or is at risk of harm. Please note that all SAC Kingston workers carefully assess the risk of suicide before deciding to report.
Best Practice Guidelines
In administering our services and programs, SAC Kingston follows the Sexual Assault, Partner Abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Protocols for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington counties. These protocols outline best practice guidelines for a collaborative response to the needs of survivors.