Effective trauma support brings education, training, and therapy programs directly to the communities, homes and individuals impacted by abuse and trauma.

The Sanare Centre works with the provincial government and the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services sexual assault centers to provide trauma survivors with consistent access to standardized therapy, healing and advocacy services. 


Survivors of sexual assault and trauma can benefit from this specialized therapy. It builds a trusting and safe relationship where thoughts and feelings are validated. It can empower survivors through achievable personal goals and restore a sense of control. Therapy can speed the recovery process and improve long-term outcomes. 

To learn more about the value and access to this service, contact us.


These programs build confidence and everyday skills for survivors. Participants are not asked or required to share their story. Sessions rely on emotional, motivational and educational psychology techniques to build coping skills and empowerment for survivors.

  • Healing House: For youth. Weekly. 
  • Sexual Trauma And Recovery (STAR): For adult women. Weekly.
  • Courage Group: For adult men experiencing addiction or impacted by sexual trauma. Weekly.
  • Positive Affirmation Through Healing (PATH): For adults. Builds on skills learned through STAR and one-on-one therapy.

Paying for Therapy

Sanare is committed to delivering quality and affordable individual and group therapy to community members whose lives have been affected by trauma and assault. We offer a sliding scale as well as other payment options to anyone who needs it. Please let us know if paying for therapy is a potential barrier for you to access our services, and we will work with you.


640 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H5

Phone: 403-548-2717

If you need immediate support please contact Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence at