SERVICES

TRCC/MWAR provides a wide range of services to all survivors of sexual violence, their family members and friends.

Contact us for more detailed information on any of the following:

Call 416-597-8808 for support

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape provides a free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week crisis line service. The Crisis Line is a private and confidential crisis intervention / support service.

The Crisis Line will assist:

  • ANYONE who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused**
  • ANYONE who has had unwanted sexual touching
  • Incest survivors
  • Survivors of childhood and adult sexual assault
  • Family and/or friends

 **Abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, ritual, financial

 Our services are free and confidential.

You don’t have to give your name, leave your number or fill out any forms.

We don’t call the police, hospitals or anyone else until you ask us to.

Our address is confidential. No one will know if you come to see us.

Our specially trained Crisis Line Counsellors can provide referrals to other services including:

  • Legal services
  • Medical services
  • Immigration services
  • Counselling services
  • Support groups
  • Information on programs and services provided at TRCC/MWAR

 You can use the Crisis line to discuss:

  • Your feelings
  • Your health
  • Going to the hospital
  • Going to the police
  • Going to court
  • Going to health clinics
  • Going to immigration appointments
  • Coping strategies
  • Your fears
  • Your options
  • Alternatives to going to police
  • Anything else that you are concerned about relating to your healing journey

 Call 416-597-8808 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Ask to speak to a counsellor. They will listen to and talk to you.
  • Please leave a message with your first name only and your telephone number. We will call you back and we will talk to you only.
  • If you are calling from a phone booth or do not want us to call you back for safety reasons, you can ask to be connected directly to a Counsellor.
    • Please note that until further notice we are suspending our direct patch-through option from 12:00AM – 8:00AM. If you require direct connection to a counsellor please call after 8:00AM and before 12:00AM.  

 (Call our business line at 416-597-1171 if you wish to make an appointment to come in and talk to a Counsellor).

 

We understand that sometime it takes years for survivors to talk about their experiences of both childhood and adult sexual assault.  One of your option is to meet with one of our peer support counsellor to talk about whatever makes sense to you.

This service is free and confidential. We believe that you are the expert in your healing and our trained counsellors will help you explore possible options, safety plan, navigate other systems, set goals and learn healthy coping strategies on the road to recovery.

To book an appointment to meet with a counsellor, call our business office at 416-597-1171.

We understand that the justice system can be a difficult place to navigate and sometimes survivors of violence may just need a friendly face to support them through on journey.

Our court support and accompaniment team are composed of staff, volunteers and students who are trained specifically to do this work. While they are trained in crisis intervention and counselling skills, they are not your counsellor and are there to help break the isolation survivors feel. They can help you decide what you want to do by answering your questions, explain the role of the Police, Crown Attorneys, Judges and advocates so that you can be sure they are doing their jobs properly.

Survivors are provided with assistance and accompaniment to a variety of institutions, including intervention and consultations around issues relating to family law, Criminal Injuries Compensation, criminal justice system, refugee/immigration, medical and other government related agencies.

We understand that the justice system can be a difficult place to navigate and sometimes survivors of violence may just need a friendly face to support them through on journey.

Our court support and accompaniment team are composed of staff, volunteers and students who are trained specifically to do this work. While they are trained in crisis intervention and counseling skills, they are not your counselor and are there to help break the isolation survivors feel. They can help you decide what you want to do by answering your questions, explain the role of the Police, Crown Attorneys, Judges and advocates so that you can be sure they are doing their jobs properly.

Survivors are provided with assistance and accompaniment to a variety of institutions, including intervention and consultations around issues relating to family law, Criminal Injuries Compensation, criminal justice system, refugee/immigration, medical and other government related agencies.

TRCC/MWAR runs a variety of peer support groups throughout the year.   Groups are available to those who have experienced sexualized violence, and are looking for support and connection with other survivors. 

We run groups for:

  • Survivors who have been in conflict with the law
  • Survivors from the Latin American Community
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual assault
  • Adult survivors of sexual assault(s)
  • Young adults
  • Survivors of African Ancestry / Black Caribbean or Continental descent.
  • Others as they become available.

If you are interested in joining any of our groups, please contact our office at 416-597-1171 to have you name added to our wait list.

Current offerings: 

Young Survivors Support Group Spring 2020

**Group is now full!** Please contact us to be added to the wait list for the next group. 

We would like to welcome all female-identifying, non-binary, and trans youth who are survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence within the South Asian diaspora to join. 

The group takes place on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 8pm. Childcare and ASL interpretation available. 

For more information please contact . You may be added to the wait list for the next group. 

“South Asian” is a broad term that includes folks with heritage in countries including (but not limited to) India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. We also recognize that throughout history, South Asian families have been relocated across the globe, and we welcome people of Indo-Caribbean, Indo-European, and Indo-African heritage, as well as other South Asian diaspora with roots in places such as Fiji, Mauritius, and Malaysia.

Accessible information is provided on sexual violence and related issues to educational institutions, community organizations, non-profit groups, for profit organizations, local and national media and the general public using formats and materials, which are easily accessible.

 If you’d like us to come to your organization / agency / institution / communal residence / school to facilitate a workshop, call us at 416-597-1171 or email . Let us know the date of the workshop, what your needs are and how many participants are expected to attend.

El Programa de Mujeres Latinas del Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Multicultural Women Against Rape, es un espacio creado por la ardua dedicación del TRCC/MWAR con el objetivo de la equidad y el respeto por los derechos humanos de la comunidad Latino Americana.

En el cual se fomentan espacios seguros para hablar de temas que afectan a nuestra comunidad. Dirigidos a todas aquellas personas de origen latinoamericano que se identifican como sobreviviente de violencia de genero, intrafamiliar y sexual, incluyendo miembros de la comunidad LGBTQ (lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, queer, genderqueer, intersexo, transgénero, transexual, trans, entre otros).

Con una filosofía basada en principios de mutuo respeto, anti-violencia, anti-opresion, derechos de la mujer y feminismo. Donde se considera que tod@ sobreviviente de violencia sexual e intrafamiliar es experta en su curación y sanación integral. Trabajando hacia la creación de una comunidad triunfadora, fortaleciendo a toda sobreviviente independientemente de su estatus migratorio, clase social, edad, orientación sexual, habilidades y espiritualidades.

El Programa de Mujeres Latinas ofrece los siguientes servicios de forma gratuita y confidencial:

  • Consulta y asesoría relacionadas con violencia sexual e intrafamiliar
  • Consejería individual, de pareja y familiar
  • Grupos de auto-ayuda para sobrevivientes de violencia
  • Educación pública en incidencia de violencia intrafamiliar y sistémica.
  • Apoyo para acceder a instituciones de asistencia social: casas de refugio, clínicas legales, clases de ingles e instituciones para apoyo de servicios sociales ó gubernamentales

 

Horario de oficina

Lunes a Jueves

10am-6pm

 

Información de contacto

 

Grissel

416-597-1171 extensión 228

 

Natacha

416-597-1171 extensión 228

 

Maria

416-597-1171 extensión 231