The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre works to “eliminate sexual assault/abuse and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression.” Their mission statement is to “provide services for those affected by sexual violence, with primary emphasis on support, education, counselling and leadership/advocacy services for women.”
Avalon was a tremendous help to Rehtaeh.
“Prior to the tragic suicide death of Rehtaeh Parsons Avalon Centre did not have adequate resources to respond to the demand for counselling and educational services,” Susan Wilson, Avalon’s sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) coordinator, wrote in a public statement.
As a result, Avalon is petitioning the Nova Scotia government for emergency funding.
“Since this tragedy, Avalon Centre has been overwhelmed with requests for help,” Wilson wrote. “People are in crisis and need our help. We need the government’s help.”
Avalon is committed to confidential, non-judgmental and professional service. The majority of our services are free of charge, with the exception of our professional training services.
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner’s (SANE) Program
- Community/Legal Education and Professional Training
Donations to Avalon can be made at Canada Helps.
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m..
1526 Dresden Row, 4th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Email us: email@example.com
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