Most survivors never tell a helping professional about the abuse. As friends and family members, we can have a massive impact on survivors feeling supported and validated.
Don’t hesitate to call SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line — 905.525.4162! As an ally to survivors, you deserve a confidential space where you can brainstorm ideas and get support for yourself too.
If someone tells you there were sexually assaulted:
- Believe them
- Let them know that they are not alone
- Let them know that they get to decide what to do next
- Empower them to make their own decisions
- Ask how you can help. Really listen to their answer.