What is Sexual Violence - June 2019
Sexual violence is a broad term that describes any violence, physical or psychological, carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality.
What is Group?
Sexual abuse survivors may know that other people have experienced violence, but it is a very different feeling to be in a room with other people saying “I felt this,” or “I lived this,” and knowing that you are not alone in your healing.
What Happens When You Call the Line - December 2018
SACHA 24 Hour Support Line offers confidential and anonymous 24-hour non-judgmental telephone support.
Take Back the Night and Gender - July 2016
We’re working to create a space that centres the experiences of survivors who are women and non-binary folks.
Reasons Not To Go To Take Back the Night - August 2016
We’ve been celebrating Take Back the Night in Hamilton since 1981 and unfortunately lots of folks have still not heard about it. Just like lots of folks in Hamilton don’t know about the amazing work that SACHA is doing.
Myths and Lies We’re Taught About Sexual Violence
Our society’s understanding of sexual assault is complicated by myths. Many of these myths blame or shame the survivor of sexual assault, instead of holding the offender responsible for their actions.
Healthy Relationship Checklist
What makes a healthy relationship?
Causes of Sexual Assault
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SACHA Policies - 2.11 Acessibility - Revised March 2015
SACHA strives to make our services fully accessible and grounded in principles of dignity and equity. All SACHA services will operate in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA); SACHA further endeavours to exceed standards outlined in AODA.
SACHA Policies - 2.10 Trans and Intersex Inclusion - Revised March 2015
SACHA is committed to anti-oppressive/anti-discriminatory practices and inclusion of trans, intersex, and gender queer individuals (or those who identify as other gender expressions) and will ensure that their rights are respected and protected. SACHA will work to promote a climate that is welcoming to all gender identities/expressions.
SACHA Policies - 2.6 Complaints - Revised March 2015
SACHA strives to offer high quality services. As such, if service users and/or community members have any concerns about our work, SACHA strongly encourages feedback. SACHA will treat all complaints seriously.
SACHA Policies - 2.5 Anti-Harassment - Revised March 2015
SACHA is committed to providing an organizational environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and violence where personal worth and dignity are respected.
SACHA Policies - 2.4 Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression - Revised March 2015
SACHA is committed to providing an organizational environment that is free from racism and all forms of oppression where personal worth and dignity are respected. This policy encompasses all forms of discrimination and oppression including but not limited to: ableism, ageism, anti-Jewish oppression, classism, heterosexism, racism, genderism and sexism.
SACHA Policies - 2.3 Confidentiality - Revised March 2015
Through its counselling/support services and outreach activities SACHA has access to a great deal of confidential and sensitive information. SACHA recognizes its ethical responsibility to ensure that information about service users is kept in the strictest of confidence.
Vision, Mission, and Values
SACHA’s guiding vision, mission, and values.
We are concerned that the actions of Hamilton Police failed to address the safety of members of the LGBTQI2SA+ communities.
Men Taking Action
Men can play a huge role in ending gender-based violence.
Decriminalization of sex work
Decriminalization entails the removal of all sex work related offences from the Criminal Code. This means sex workers, and their clients, would not be subject to arrest because of activities related to sex work.
2017 Annual Report
Our 2017 Annual Report is available for download.
Taking Action to End Sexual Violence!
Ending sexual violence feels like a GIANT task, but there are little things that you can do every day to work to create a culture of consent, to challenge victim blaming, to stand up to rape culture, and to support survivors.