Working to support the healing and empowerment of those who have been affected by sexual violence as well as providing proactive education to surrounding communities
We will provide the tools for healing and provide support for those who have been directly impacted by sexual violence, as well as for their caregivers.
We will provide proactive education and empower the next generation to end sexual violence.
Ending Sexual Violence "by" the next generation...a reality we should all embrace.
To provide counselling services to those who have suffered from sexual violence, as well as those support persons, family members, etc., of someone who has experienced sexual violence. To provide proactive education regarding sexual violence to all individuals and to empower all to end sexual violence by the next generation.
Want to support our Centre?
Here are some current opportunities!
To all our clients and community members:
Due to the changes in social isolation, SAFFRON has made the decision to move to online video or phone call sessions with our clients effective Monday, March 23, 2020. We will also be providing groups in this format as well as uploading content from our Public Education Department. This policy is to keep you, your community, and our therapist healthy. We will monitor the situation as it changes and will reopen for face to face sessions as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Administration will be available for phone calls and intakes between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. We are still taking on new clients and are able to offer support and referrals to other agencies when required.
Stay safe and healthy friends. We can't wait to welcome you to our centre again soon.
Love SAFFRON Staff and Board.
If you need assistance, here are some great resources you can call:
CASASC 24hr Crisis Line: Call or Text 1-866-956-1099
Strathcona County FCS: 780-464-4044
Alberta's OneLine for Sexual Violence: 1-866-403-8000
Saffron Centre recognizes that effective therapy looks not only at the surface of the problem, but the underlying individual, intrapersonal, familial, social, and cultural issues. We work at providing outstanding service and care to victims of:
Recent or historical sexual assault and sexual abuse
Sexual violence including sexual exploitation
Childhood sexual assault and/or abuse
PTSD as a result of sexual trauma
Counselling services are also provided to caregivers and supporters of those who've experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or sexual violence.
Our Public Education program provides educational and informative presentations for children starting in kindergarten up to Grade 12. We also provide university, parent and caregiver, and professional presentations. Our goal is to prevent sexual violence through community involvement.
POLICE AND COURT SUPPORT
The goal of this program is to provide support to those that are wanting to engage in the judicial process. We offer support in reporting to police, court preparation and accompaniment. Information and assistance is also available for applying for Financial Benefits and Restitution and writing Victim Impact Statements.
Sometimes when you're in a dark place, you think you have been buried but you have been planted.
- Christine Caine
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110, 222 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4C9, Canada