Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-725-2160
After Hours Phone Answering service
TTY Phone 613-725-1657
Crisis Phone 24 hour support line 613-234-2266
Fax 613-725-9259
Primary Contact Nasim Amiri, Direct Service Coordinator; Phone: 613-725-2160 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Contact Ezioma Nnorom, Executive Director; Phone: 613-725-2160 ext 235; Email:
Primary Executive Shaheen Lotun, VAW Partnerships Coordinator; Phone: 613-725-2160 ext 221; Email:
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 4441 
Stn E 
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B4
Physical Access Partially Accessible - ramp ; Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Service) Support organization * support groups * individual support including advocacy * peer support model * short and long-term support * information * support line * Young Women At Risk (YWAR) Program * Women & War Program * Ritual Abuse Support * public education * speakers * volunteer opportunities * information on violence against women issues * accompaniment and support to court, hospital and police (as resources allow) 
General support groups: Four general support groups per year (daytime and evening) * generally 8-10 women per group * lasts 15-20 weeks, meeting once per week for 3 hours * specialized support groups as needed 
Training program for prospective volunteers twice per year (Fall and Spring) 
Information sessions for women healing from sexual violence: Subjects include dealing with memories and flashbacks, understanding and releasing anger, self-esteem and self-care
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * evening and weekend appointments available
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - and surrounding areas
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and up 
Women 14 years of age and over who are survivors of sexual violence and gender based violence
Application Call to apply
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1983
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General ; Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107971806 RR0001
Print Material Brochures
Date Updated 06 Aug 2019
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Women ; Adult Sexual Assault Prevention ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ~ Women ; Dating Violence Prevention ; Individual Advocacy ~ Abused Women ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Women ; Sexual Assault Hotlines ~ Women ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Sexual Assault Issues ; Volunteer Development ~ Sexual Assault Issues

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