Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Resources- Fact Sheet

a gloriously researched fact sheet by the incredibly smart, kind and funny Lisa Slater.

Vancouver Mental Health Emergency Services - (604) 874-7307

Mobile crisis response and emergency service that assesses the mentally ill, helps those in crisis and refers individuals to
appropriate resources.

WAVAW - women against violence against women - also runs a crisis line and is a great resource - wavaw.ca; their crisis line numbers are: 

Lower mainland (604) 255-6344
Toll free: 1-877-392-7583

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC - 604-872-3311

The Crisis Centre has been providing emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969. As a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope, the Crisis Centre is operated by 350+ front line volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Battered Women’s Support Services - 604-687-1867
(Monday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm & Wednesdays 10 am – 8 pm)

The BWSS Crisis & Intake Line is staffed by trained workers. BWSS Crisis & Intake Line workers are knowledgeable and compassionate. They are available to provide emotional support, information about resources in the community, to help evaluate coping and provide specific information about coping and to help create a safety plan for women who are dealing with violence and/or the effects of abuse.

Vancouver Rape Relief - 604.872.8212

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter is committed to advocating for women’s equality. Our centre works as an active force dedicated to challenge the social attitudes, laws and institutional procedures that perpetuate male violence against women and children. NB: Jessica went to this organization because she has friends who work there. They are not trans friendly and are prostitution abolitionists. 

Getting Help – Anger and Assault

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Sexaholics Anonymous

Moose Anger Management
Anger Management Tips & Tricks

  WANT TO LEARN MORE? about sexual assault and sexual violence.
Myths & Facts

On Rape Culture:

What is Rape Culture
People's reactions to Rape Culture
People you meet when you write about Rape Culture

Why Survivors of Sexual Assault Don’t Always Call the Police

Reporting rates statistics

Who Commits Sexual Assault and Why?


On Male Survivors of Sexual Assault


  1. Lisa - this is amazing, and most of the links in the Rape Culture section are broken. Please fix, so people can read the brilliance of Holly Pervocracy!

  2. Fixing those links, Dane. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. WAVAW - women against violence against women - also runs a crisis line and is a great resource - wavaw.ca; their crisis line numbers are:

    Lower mainland (604) 255-6344
    Toll free: 1-877-392-7583

    also, there is support for men who've experienced sexual assault through the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse - their website is http://bc-malesurvivors.com/, and the phone # (*not* a crisis line) is 604-682-6482

    I believe both WAVAW and the BC Society for Male Survivors are supportive of trans people, regardless of how they identify.

  4. Wavaw is a trans friendly organisation, a grass roots feminist organisation, commited towards changing society to be free of violence against women. Wavaw has many services to support women, it is a rape crisis centre. As well as a 24hour crisis line which offers support and resources Wavaw also has a victim service program which offers advocacy for women, helps with reporting to the police or third party reporting. The victim service program can assist women in going to the sexual assualt service at VGH as well as to court. Wavaw's services are confidential also. Wavaw also offers counselling and outreach and Aboriginal based program's.

  5. While WAVAW offers many great services they have just come out in a public statement as prostitution abolitionists who do not support any of the new legal decisions brought forth in Ontario. I do not know how they would treat an individual sex worker but their statement doesn't lead one to believe they would be supportive and affirming towards someone who is a sex worker who was unwilling to speak against it. Trans women have in the past given Wavaw as a possible resource after sexual assault.

    Rape Relief is more than not trans friendly. They actively speak against trans women and trans men with extremely hurtful rhetoric and they make all of their volunteers sign a document which includes that they support this rhetoric. They are also extremely sex worker unfriendly and I have been told that trying to access their services if in either of these categories has been akin to being assaulted again in new ways.

    1. here is a link to the document outlining WAVAW's position on the recent prostitution decision: