Have you or has anyone you know experienced sexual violence, or have you heard about someone experiencing sexual violence in your community?
Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre Inc. (SHCC) is a sexual violence resource centre serving those of all genders in the Interlake-Eastern Region of Manitoba. We’re here to empower survivors, offering resources and healing opportunities to our communities.
The Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing (SARAH) Program provides free, confidential support services, including 24/7 crisis support, long-term counselling, support groups, advocacy, and referrals to those affected by sexual violence in Interlake-Eastern Manitoba.
SARAH Counselling and Support provides free, long-term counselling and support groups to anyone 13 years of age and older residing in the Interlake-Eastern Region of Manitoba who has experienced teen or adult sexual violence or loves someone who has.
SARAH Crisis Program provides 24/7 support to individuals reporting a historical or recent sexual violence at RCMP detachments and emergency departments in Interlake-Eastern Manitoba.
The Sexual Assault Discussion Initiative (SADI) Program is an education resource for schools in Interlake-Eastern Manitoba, funded by the Manitoba Government’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention program. SADI provides workshops for grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 students on topics including healthy self-esteem, gender, media literacy, internet safety and exploitation, mental health and trauma, healthy relationships, and sexual violence.
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We strongly believe that prevention is the key to eliminating sexual and gender-based violence and are proud to educate other service providers and corporate workplaces, as well as support families through education opportunities.
Through Reaching Out, we deliver general presentations or customized training events on a wide variety of topics related to sexualized violence, exploitation, relationship abuse and trauma.
For more information or to schedule a workshop on anything related to sexual violence or healthy relationships, please call our office at 204-753-5353 or visit our Workshop page.For additional resources, please visit our Resources page.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced sexual violence and are considering making a formal disclosure to police, hospital, or Child and Family Services (CFS), we are here to walk with you through the process. We can help you choose who to tell, understand what to expect, and support you along the way.
Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing) SARAH workers are available to provide the following:
You can ask for a SARAH Worker 24/7 at any RCMP detachment or hospital emergency room throughout the Interlake-Eastern area, and we will arrive as soon as possible.
Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual activity where either party does not actively indicate consent. Silence or passivity does not equal consent.
Sexual activities are not limited to person-to-person contact — they include any sexual activity, like sharing intimate photos or other sexually explicit material without consent. If someone forces you to participate in any type of sexual activity without your permission or consent, it is sexual violence.
We work beyond the scope of the Criminal Code definition of sexual assault, recognizing that any instance of sexual violence can be incredibly impactful, regardless of the legal definition.
When providing support for someone who has experienced sexualized violence, here are some important points to help guide you:
Make it clear that you believe them and that this is not their fault.
Listen to them without judgment or giving advice.
It is not your story to tell. Let them decide who they tell about their experience.
Remember that there are many reasons why someone may choose not to report their experience to the police, and there is no wrong decision.
Note: If the survivor is under 18 years of age, there is a legal obligation to report this experience to Child and Family Services at 204-944-4200
If they need any other help or support, counselling or information we have resources available, or you can contact the Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 1-888-292-7565.
When you donate or volunteer with Survivor’s Hope, you’re supporting a community to empower survivors of sexual violence and helping to build safer communities through education, support and resources.
Our workshops are developed with the intention of mitigating the effects of sexual violence in our communities, shifting cultural perspectives and reducing stigma experienced by survivors.
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If you are interested in having us present a workshop to a group, either in-person or by virtual means, we look forward to hearing from you. We are available to consult with you on the needs of the group you are working with and customize workshops to best meet those needs. Fees vary based on location, group size, and customization.
The Rural Manitoba Sexual Assault Response Network (RMSARN) is an assembly of experts working in the field of gender-based violence in rural Manitoba. The purpose of the RMSARN is to increase cooperation among service providers who come into contact with survivors of gender-based violence in a way that builds the capacity of such organizations to recognize gaps, improve access, meet the needs of communities, and work to ensure delivery is efficient and effective.
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The North East Regional Stop Sexual Exploitation Team (NERSE) is a regional team working on addressing child sexual exploitation in north eastern Manitoba, along with other Regional Teams in Manitoba working across the province, and supported by Tracia’s Trust.