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Community-based Sexual Violence Resources
|24 Hour Support Line - Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Kitchener Waterloo||
24 Hour Support Line: 519-741-8633
SASC also provides individual and group counselling, as well as support groups, and workshops. For more information, please visit the Sexual Assault Support Centre.
|Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre - Kitchener Waterloo||
The Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre is a 24/7 on call team of nurses and social workers who respond to the needs of individuals who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence. The team can be accessed through the Emergency Departments at St. Mary’s General Hospital and Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Confidential treatment options will be offered for those accessing the team.
How to Access:
Go to the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s General Hospital or Cambridge Memorial Hospital, and request to speak to a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The team will be contacted to meet with you in private.
If you have questions or to arrange counselling, please call their office at (519) 749-6994.
For more information, please visit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre.
Additional Support Resources for Students
|University of Waterloo Counselling Services||
Counselling Services offers individual and group counselling, as well as workshops and online coping resources. For more information, please visit Waterloo Counselling Services.
Walk-in appointments are available on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
It is recommended that, if possible, you speak with an Intake Specialists (located at Needles Hall North) before walk-in hours begin to see when an appointment is available. If your concern is urgent and it is later in the day, please still go to their offices to be seen by an Intake Specialist.
|University of Waterloo Health Services||
Health Services offers a variety of medical care and treatment. For more information, please visit Health Services.
Walk-in medical appointments are not currently available. Though, students, staff and visitors to campus can receive urgent first aid treatment on a walk-in basis.
Additional Resources for Employees
|Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAFP)||
Most employees of the University have access to the range of health and wellness programs available via Homewood Health – the University’s EAFP provider.
For more information, please visit Homewood Health Services.
|Campus Specific Employee Resources||
Employees can also connect with the following resources:
Safety Related Resources
|UW Special Constable Service||Direct Line: 519-888-4911
On Campus Extension: 22222
Location: Commissary building
With respect to sexual violence, UW Police Services offers the following support:
|Victim Services of Waterloo Region||
Victim Services of Waterloo Region has 24/7 availability to attend the scene of a traumatic event, tragedy or crime to provide crisis intervention, critical stress debriefing, immediate emotional support and practical assistance.
For more information, please visit Victim Services of Waterloo Region
Accessing Services Outside of the Kitchener Waterloo Area
Find your local Sexual Assault Centre run Support line via the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers
Find your local hospital based medical care and evidence collection site via the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centers
Access the Ontario Provincial Police Services anywhere in Ontario
Find your local Victim Services via the Ontario Victim Services Directory
Other Helpful Services
WatSAFE: Campus safety and emergency notification app | A free safety and emergency notification app that provides access to personal safety and campus emergency resources.
University of Waterloo Campus Shuttle | The Shuttle Service is a complimentary service provided and funded by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association, the Graduate Student Association and the University