‘No one should have to wait’: Supports for sexual assault survivors
The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Ontario’s 41 other sexual-assault centres are a lifeline to scores of survivors of sexual violence in Ontario.
For one survivor who shared her story, meeting a sexual assault centre counsellor was a turning point in her life. She also got involved with a City of Toronto program that helped connect her with employment resources in the community. Now she’s a peer-support worker who wants to help others who have gone through similar experiences.
“If it wasn’t for these places, I wouldn’t have been able to get here,” she said.