Category Archives: SARAH

Thank you MCSC!

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we want to thank those who make our work possible. Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre would like to thank the Manitoba Community Services Council for their financial assistance with the SARAH Program in eastern Manitoba. The support of MCSC enables us to support survivors of sexual assault. Thank you MCSC!

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Sexual Violence Myths Getting Good Press?

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there are two recent news stories that raise some very important points about sexual violence. It is not often that we hear satisfying stories of closure and justice in regards to sexual violence. These types of crimes are fraught with influence from cultural myths and misunderstandings about what […]

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Spring has Sprung with Volunteer Recruitment!

A sure sign of spring has arrived. Volunteer recruitment season has begun! The SARAH (Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing) Program has finalized training dates for April and May and we are now open to your applications to join our important and unique program. Training sessions will takes place over four weekends: April 16 & 17 […]

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Volunteer Training: Survivor’s Hope Wants You!

  Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre is running training for new volunteers with our sexual assault crisis program this spring. The SARAH program, (Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing) is a program that provides emotional support, hospital accompaniment, information and referrals, and options for survivors and their loved ones following sexual assault. This program operates in the […]

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Survivor’s Hope Brings 16 Days of Activism to Regional Youth

Sexual violence has been in the media spotlight for the last number of weeks. From the coverage of celebrity sexual assault allegations to the horrifying experience of Rinelle Harper, sexual violence has dominated recent headlines. It is fitting that Manitoba Status of Women chose “Popular Culture, Media, and You” as the theme for this year’s […]

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How We Talk About Sexual Assault

In Winnipeg last weekend, a woman was sexually assaulted by a cab driver in the middle of the night. She had been at a club and after stumbling on the sidewalk, a cab driver helped the woman into his cab, drove to the area near the address she provided, and then he sexually assaulted her. […]

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Summer Safety

Summer is finally here! After a long, cold, and dark winter of bundling up and worrying about road conditions, summer is a time to relax. We can open the windows, let down our hair, and breathe deeply the warm sunny air. We have traded in our snowsuits and ice scrapers for sunscreen and bug spray, […]

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SARAH Program Volunteer Training starts May 24

SARAH VOLUNTEER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Starts May 24th The SARAH Program is a sexual assault crisis intervention program that provides services through local hospital emergency departments and RCMP detachments in eastern Manitoba. The Program currently operates on the east side of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. The program volunteer offers a victim of sexual violence support […]

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Expectations of Victims?: Reactions to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Near the end of March, a Nova Scotia woman had a very unfortunate experience with her boyfriend and then with the RCMP. While going through the process of reporting a domestic assault and documenting her injuries, this woman received a disturbing accidental voicemail message from the RCMP. The officer that called seemed to think he […]

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Thank you Volunteers!!

National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014) is a time to recognize, celebrate, and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. Survivor’s Hope is sending out a great big thank you to our volunteer Board members and our volunteer SARAH Program workers! THANK YOU! Volunteers strengthen our communities and make our country vibrant. The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of […]

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