Muskoka Sexual Assault Services provides supportive, feminist counselling and therapy services that are confidential, non-judgmental, and client-centered. Counselling is available to women who have experienced sexual violence, regardless of whether or not they choose to report this abuse to the police. Issues that may be addressed during counselling and therapy sessions include:
• childhood sexual abuse
• historical and recent sexual assault
• acquaintance and date rape
• sexual harassment
Women can refer themselves for counselling or therapy by calling either the Muskoka office. All services are free of charge, and are provided on a face-to-face basis.
Information and support may also be offered for the partners, families, and friends of sexual assault survivors, as required.
Crisis Support and Short-Term Counselling:
MSAS offers crisis support and short-term counselling to provide immediate intervention, information on coping strategies, and referrals to other services. An appointment can usually be arranged within 5 business days.
Depending on demand, waiting lists may exist for the SAIL programs. If this occurs, MSAS offers a variety of services in addition to the crisis support and short-term counselling described about. This includes: the provision of information that may be obtained in person or through the mail; access to lending libraries in the Muskoka office; participation in women’s drop-in programs (South River, Parry Sound, Bracebridge, and Huntsville); and, support and referral via telephone.
Women’s Sexual Assault Help Line:
This help line provides 24-hour-a-day support and referral services. It is free, safe, and confidential, and staffed by trained women who provide support from an empowerment-based, non-judgmental approach which recognizes and respects the strength of individual women.
29 Manitoba Street, Suite # 1,
Phone: (705) 646-2122
Fax: (705) 645-7839
Lauren Power (Executive Director):
Laurie Lamont (Muskoka Area Coordinator):
Kimberly Brown-Metcalfe (Sexual Assault Therapist
– Muskoka): firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Clarke (Administrative and Volunteer
Maria Duncalf (Education Coordinator):