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VICTIM NAVIGATION SERVICES

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It can be hard to seek help after a sexual assault, and it's important to know that you have options. Sanare Centre’s Victim's Navigation Specialists can help you explore your choices around medical care, reporting to police, sexual trauma-specific therapy services, and other resources available.

Sexual assault and the first four days (96 hours)

In the first four days following a sexual assault, survivors seeking help have three options:

  1. Medical care only.
    • From a specialized physician. 
    • Forensic evidence is not collected.
  2. Medical care with anonymous evidence collection and no police report.
    • For survivors who aren’t sure if they want to involve police.
    • Forensic evidence is collected by a specialized physician.
    • Evidence is stored anonymously for one year with the Medicine Hat Police Service. After one year evidence is destroyed.
  3. Medical care with identified evidence collection and police report.
    • For survivors who want to involve the police.
    • Forensic evidence is collected by a specialized physician.
    • Evidence is provided to police.

Continued Healing

Sanare’s Intake & Group Counsellor or a Victim's Navigation Specialist can connect you to support services in your area. Sanare offers support groups, 1-on-1 therapy, and education programs. To learn more about our therapy options please click here or call 403-548-2717.

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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
1-866-403-8000