The Red Book of Hamilton

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton and Area (SACHA)

Maria Contreras, Office Coordinator
Areas Served Hamilton (City of)
HoursAdministration: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Support line: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Evening counselling and public education hours available
LanguageEnglish; Spanish; Interpretive Services
AccessibilityFully Accessible
FeesNone
Agency Type Non Profit
Established 1975
 
905-525-4573
Crisis:
905-525-4162
TTY:
905-525-4592
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Address
YWCA
75 MacNab St S 3rd Floor
Hamilton ON L8P 3C1
On bus routes
(1) KING
(4) BAYFRONT
(7) LOCKE
(8) YORK
(21) UPPER KENILWORTH
(33) SANATORIUM
(35) COLLEGE
(51) UNIVERSITY
(20) A-LINE
(22) UPPER OTTAWA
(23) UPPER GAGE
(24) UPPER SHERMAN
(25) UPPER WENTWORTH
(26) UPPER WELLINGTON
(27) UPPER JAMES

Provides support to adult women and men, who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual violence at any point in their lives. This includes rape, incest, sexual abuse and harassment.

Services include:

Individual, group and crisis counselling (including off-site counselling supports in locations such as the Hamilton Detention Centre and the STARS drop-in for women involved in sex work

Anonymous 24-hour telephone Support Line for survivors, their families, and friends

TTY Support Line available Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm

Accompaniment to hospital and police

Anonymous reporting to the police

Abuse prevention education sessions (including sessions in Spanish)

Specialized programming for women from Hamilton's diverse racial and cultural communities (plans to start a new 12-week session of Multicultural Women's Sewing Circle)

Assistance with practical needs (e.g. bus tickets, childcare)

16 week volunteer training programme offered twice yearly

Coordination of yearly International Women's Day and Take Back the Night Events.

Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Eligibility

Age 16 years and older; Support available to all genders

Application

Contact for information