Click on the name of the resource to go directly to their website.
If you are in Crisis:
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre: Crisis Support Line: 1-866-298-7778
Assaulted Woman’s Helpline: 1-866-863-0511, TTY: 1-866-863-7868 (24/7, in 200+ languages).
Four Counties Crisis: 1-866-995-9933
Ontario Male Survivor of Sexual Violence Crisis Line: 1-866-887-0015
Agencies in Peterborough (but serve all four counties):
Healing From Within Program (The John Howard Society): Provides counselling for boys and men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. 705-743-8331 x205. Located at: 305 Stewart Street, Peterborough ON K9J 3N2.
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre: Provides counselling to all genders who have experienced sexual violence, educational groups, crisis support, and accompaniment (to hospital or police) 705-748- 5901, Crisis Support Line: 1-866-298-7778 Located at: 411 Water Street, Suite 102 Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3L9.
Sexual Assault Response Team (Peterborough Regional Health Centre): Provides 24 hour, 7 days a week medical care immediately following a sexual assault, testing for STI’s, collection of forensic evidence, crisis support, follow-up counselling, and arrangements to talk to police (all with client’s consent). Located in the Emergency Department, 1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough, ON, 705-743-4132 / 1-800-419-311. Call Us – We can Help, START -Support Team for Abuse Response Today, Video PSA
Peterborough and Cobourg:
Victims Services of Peterborough and Northumberland: Provides 24 hour, 7 days a week emotional and practical support, SupportLink (safety planning) as well as the Victim Quick Response Program.1-888-822-7729.
Lindsay and Haliburton:
Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services: Provides 24 hour, 7 days a week emotional and practical support as well as the Victim Quick Response Program. 705-454-1884 / 1-800-574-4401.
Women’s Resources: Provides 24 hour immediate support line 705-878-3662, outreach counselling, short-term community support, which can include court support, support groups, and shelter/housing support. 705-878-4285. Located at: 22 Russell St. E, Lindsay, ON.
Women’s Centre of Haliburton County: Provides crisis support, individual and group counselling, help accessing emergency accommodations, emergency transportation to safety, safety planning, housing support, job support, and court accompaniment. 705-286-6442, Crisis Line: 1-800-461-7656.
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre: Provides court support, counselling and shelter/housing support. 905-372-1545. Support Line: 1-800-263-3757. Located at: 40 Swayne Street Cobourg, Ontario K9A 1K5.
Northumberland Community Counselling Centre: Provides counselling, support information, education and advocacy for individuals, couples and families. This includes counselling for sexual violence survivors of all genders. 905-372-6318 / 1-866-748-5720. Located at: 800 Division St. Unit A. Cobourg, ON K9A 5V2
Indigenous Support Services
Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwag Services Circle: 1-800-663-2696
Offers healing services for Anishnaabekwewag and their families from the city of Peterborough and surrounding areas who have been abused, are being abused, or are at risk of being abused. Tel: 705-741-0900 Address: 150 King St., 3rd Floor, Peterborough.
Please also see the Indigenous Student Services Community Resources
Additional Support Services (not specific to sexual violence)
Rainbow Youth at PARN: Provides support to individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. 705-749-9110. Located at: 159 King St. Suite 302 Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
YWCA: Provides support for women living in-or leaving an abusive relationship. Counselling, crisis support, access to emergency accommodations, safety planning, and court support. 705-286-6442, Crisis Line: 1-800-461-7656. Located at: 216 Simcoe Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 2H7.
Hospital Guidelines for the Treatment of Persons Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted, Ontario Hospital Association:
Multilingual info about sexual assault evidence collection: https://yourchoice.to/evidence-kit.php
Learn about your rights and where to find support on campus. Located on myCampus under Resources/Policies.
Provide free and confidential legal services for low-income people living in Peterborough City/County