Sexual assault centres are overwhelmed in the #MeToo era
In Waterloo Region, a woman was visiting her doctor’s office when she noticed a sign and phone number for the Sexual Assault Support Centre.
She went home and called the number, and shared that she was sexually abused as a child and it still haunted her.
“She said to me, ‘Is it too late? Am I too old to get help?'” Counsellor Andrea Arthur-Brown recalled. “It’s never too late,” she told her.
About 75 to 80 per cent of the sexual assault survivors supported by the centre have experienced historical sexual abuse.