If you have been the victim of sexual violence:
1. Go to a safe place
Go to a place where you can find physical safety and emotional support. This may be the home (or room) of a friend, a family member, a member of the Residence staff, a colleague or a supervisor.
2. Seek Health Care/Counselling
You are encouraged to seek health care immediately. In London, immediate care and counselling support is available at:
- The Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, located at St. Joseph’s Hospital (go to Urgent Care). Call 519-646-6100, press 0 and ask for the nurse-on-call for sexual assault and domestic violence. Support is provided regardless of gender and, with the consent of the survivor/victim, will also be provided to a partner/significant other.
Get help between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visit The Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, located at St. Joseph’s Hospital, London (directions). Go to Urgent Care and request to speak to a SADVTC nurse.
(519) 646-6100 ext. 64224
Get help after hours
Call (519) 646-6100, press 0 ask for the nurse on call for the Regional Sexual Assault Program to be paged.
- The Sexual Assault Centre London , which can be reached at 519-438-2272. The Sexual Assault Centre London also provides individual & group counselling and accompaniment and advocacy for women. A 24-hour crisis & support line is available to men and women.
- The Sexual Violence Prevention Education Coordinator at Western’s Wellness Education Centre.
Gender-Based Violence & Survivor Support Case Manager
Western Student Services Building, Office 2150
3. Counselling Options