Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse is the primary sexual assault and sexual abuse crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas.
Our organization exists because sexual violence is a crime that is prevalent in our society and impacts a significant number of people.
CCASA provides specialized and individualized services to address the needs of sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors, their significant others, and the broader community. CCASA provides safe, accessible, professional services, for people of all races, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, or genders through providing seven core services: crisis intervention, counselling, education, outreach, police & court support, a volunteer program and leadership in the coordination of services related to sexual abuse and sexual assault.
CCASA strives to enhance the health and well being of all people and our broader community through responsible and effective programs in sexual abuse education, research and advocacy, crisis intervention and counselling.
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse’s crisis intervention and counselling programs strive to enhance interpersonal functioning and a sense of empowerment for individuals who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual assault.
CCASA will provide safe, accessible sexual abuse counselling services to individuals 12 years and older regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ability, race, religion, colour, or socio-economic status.
Sexual abuse and sexual assault is viewed as highly traumatic for individuals at the time of the abuse as well as traumatic and troublesome after the incident(s). However, CCASA also strongly believes that healing and integration of the experience(s) is possible for people.
CCASA’s philosophical basis for counselling is an incorporation of a numerous crisis intervention and counselling theories and is guided by two specific trauma theories of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Sexual Assault Trauma Syndrome. CCASA’s counselling principles follow those of the Alberta College of Social Workers Standards of Practice and the Canadian Social Work Code of Ethics and include other resources for counselling survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse and their significant others.
As the issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse have long been shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame, such supportive crisis intervention and counselling facilitated by CCASA is an excellent arena for survivors and their significant others to receive support and enhance their healing, understanding and resolution.
24 HOUR SUPPORT AND INFORMATION LINE
INDIVIDUAL SPECIALIZED COUNSELLING
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM
upport and Information Line: (403) 237-5888
Toll Free (in Alberta): 1-877-237-5888
Bus: (403) 237-6905, press ‘0’ or the appropriate staff extension
Fax: (403) 264-8355
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Suite 700, 910 – 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3N8