The Care Program for Victims of Assault addresses the medical, emotional and social needs of victims who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence or elder abuse.
How do we help victims of assault?
Our team can provide you with medical care and confidential support services, including crisis counselling, to help you deal with the trauma of an aggression.
We will care for you in a compassionate and private one-on-one setting. We can provide information regarding your rights and we will respect your decisions. With your consent, we can collect assault evidence and document injuries. We can also refer you to community support services; help you with safety planning and ensure medical and psychosocial follow-ups.
Our services are confidential – we will not call the police unless you request it. Your medical record is also protected under the law. The only people who have access to your information are the professionals involved in your care. We will not share your private and medical information with your spouse or your family unless you specifically authorize it.
How to access the Care Program for Victims of Assault?
You may come directly to the HGH Emergency Department, 24/7. You may also call the nurse or social worker to make an appointment, Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Nurse: 613-632-1111, extension 51014
Social Worker: 613-632-1111, extension 51015
HGH is a member of the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.