I have been sexually assaulted
If you were recently sexually assaulted, you will be experiencing a very personal reaction to the assault, depending on various factors:
- your age
- your personality
- the form of the assault
- your relationship
Sexual Violence Helpline
Specially trained caregivers will receive your call,listen to you, determine your needs and help you to decide what to do next.
- If were recently the victim of a sexual assault, it is important that you go to a designated centre to obtain medical and psychological care. Regardless of whether or not you decide to report the assault or have apparent physical injuries, you are entitled to receive this assistance. The designated centres were created to provide complete, accessible services specifically for victims of sexual assault. You will be cared for and supported by professionals who have been trained in working with victims of sexual assault. Be assured that nothing will be done without your consent.
- There are designated centres in every region of Quebec, offering confidential services to victims of sexual assault 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are considering reporting the assault, it is very important that you go to a designated centre as quickly as possible so that the personnel can do a full medical-social examination and, if necessary, complete a forensic evidence kit.
- Getting help as quickly as possible will help you to begin recovering from the assault and feel less alone.
The MSAC, in partnership with the CSSS de la Montagne, CLSC Métro and the Montreal General Hospital, is one of the four designated centres in Montreal. If you have any questions, you can always contact emergency personnel at 514-934-0505, ext. 7455.
The other designated centres in Montreal are located in the emergency rooms of three different hospitals in the city. Information is available on the website of the Table de concertation sur les agressions à caractère sexuel de Montréal.
If you are outside of Montreal, call Sexual Violence Helpline at 1-888-933-9007 to find a designated centre in your area.
«Information Guide for Sexual Assault Victims » Table de concertation sur les agressions à caractère sexuel de Montréal, 2012.
Table de concertation sur les agressions à caractère sexuel de Montréal www.agressionsexuellemontreal.ca