The following local organisations can offer you more information, support, and services.
Calgary Sexual Health Centre: www.calgarysexualhealth.ca
The Calgary Sexual Health Centre offers a variety of counselling and education services for people of all ages. They specialize in dealing with all areas of sexuality, including gender identity, sexual orientation, healthy sexuality after trauma, pregnancy (all options counselling), post-abortion support, and couples counselling. Evening appointments are available.
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse: www.calgarycasa.com
24-hour support and information phone line: 403-237-5888
CCASA has a variety of programs and services that provide counselling and crisis support to individuals and their support persons who have been impacted by sexual violence. These programs include the PACES program, which provides specialized information, education, and support to survivors of sexual assault and their families as they navigate the legal system, as well as crisis intervention, counselling, education, and advocacy programs.
Distress Centre: http://www.distresscentre.com
24-hour support phone line: 403-266-4357
The Distress Centre ensures everyone has a place to turn to in a time of crisis by providing 24-hour crisis support, professional counselling, and referrals, all at no cost. If you’re not comfortable using the phone, or would prefer to talk with someone online about your problems, the Distress Centre has an online crisis chat option available on their website from 3pm-10pm daily.
24-Hour Sexual Assault Response Team
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre (1213 4 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta)
Information line: 403-955-6030
If you have been sexually assaulted within the last 96 hours, the Sexual Assault Response Team at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre can help. Here, registered nurses, doctors, and crisis counsellors from CCASA can offer medical treatment, emotional support, and education about options. Medical care includes treating or preventing sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and other health concerns, follow-up testing and referrals to other health care services.