Sexual Assault Support & Resources
Education and Resources
We offer prevention-focused education for school-aged children and youth, parent groups, community groups, sports teams, and organizations. Our research-based educational programming includes topics such as healthy relationships, understanding consent, sexual harassment and assault, internet safety, disclosure training, and more.
Healing from trauma caused by sexual violence is available for you at Saffron Centre, whether you have personally experienced trauma, or you are the support person of someone impacted. Our affordable and specialized counselling program includes various options to best suit your needs and is available for adults, youth, and children aged four and older.
Police and Court Advocacy
For those considering reporting to police, we offer support and accompaniment throughout the reporting and court process. Several supportive options for reporting are available, including satellite reporting at Saffron Centre. After reporting, we also provide assistance and advocacy throughout court proceedings.
Saffron Centre is a non-profit charitable organization offering compassionate counselling, preventative education, and specialized police and court advocacy for those impacted by sexual violence. Our team will walk with you as we journey toward healing and justice.
Sexual violence is highly prevalent within our communities, with 43% of Albertans having experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. We can move toward safer communities through preventative education, support through the reporting and court processes, as well as healing through trauma-informed counselling.
If you have experienced sexual assault or abuse, we are here for you. Call us and we will walk with you as you regain hope and healing.
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Serving Strathcona County and the Greater Edmonton Area Since 2000
Saffron Centre has served those who have experienced sexual violence since 2000. Our specialized and compassionate staff take a supportive and trauma-informed approach to our services. We are here to provide information, support, and tangible resources that will help you with your healing journey.
We know that sexual violence can impact anyone – regardless of age. If you are under the age of 18 and have been affected by sexual violence, we are here to support you.
Our goal is to support you, and we strive to maintain confidentiality whenever possible. This means that we will protect your privacy and only inform others when legally necessary. In Alberta, there is a law requiring any adult with reasonable and probable grounds to believe that someone under the age of 18 is in immediate danger to report to Child and Family Services or the Police. This means that if you tell any of our staff members that you are currently experiencing ongoing abuse of any type or if there is a risk of imminent abuse, we will need to report it to Child and Family Services or the Police. We may also need to break confidentiality if you disclose immediate plans to harm yourself or someone else. In any of these situations, we will do our best to give you a choice in how this unfolds and to keep you informed and involved in the process.
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