WHAT WE DO

The Sexual Assault Program provides care to individuals who have experienced sexual violence. We work together with other community services to offer medical care, emotional support and assistance through the legal process.

SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM

The Sexual Assault Response Team is a group of specially trained nurses. The team is available twenty-four hours a day through the Emergency Department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC). The team can provide:

  • Emergency and follow-up medical care for injuries and testing for sexually transmitted infections

  • Crisis emotional support

  • Longer term follow-up counselling

  • Arrangements to talk to the police, if the patient wishes

COUNSELLING SERVICES

A social worker provides counselling for individuals who have been sexually assaulted recently and in the past. Call the Women’s Health Care Centre at (705) 743-4132 or 1-800-419-3111 for more information.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM

The Domestic Violence Program provides care to individuals who are living with domestic violence. A group of specially trained nurses called the Domestic Violence Response Team is available twenty-four hours a day through the Emergency Department at PRHC. The team provides the following services:

  • Emergency and follow-up medical care for injuries

  • Collection of information (evidence) that could be used in a criminal investigation, if you wish

  • Crisis emotional support

  • Safety planning

  • Arrangements to talk to the police, if you wish

None of these things will occur without your consent.

The Domestic Violence Response Team can give you the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you. We work together with other community services to offer emotional support and assistance through the legal process. We have a full-time domestic violence follow-up nurse available for safety planning and assistance with referrals.