The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton was a grassroots initiative in 1982 started by concerned individuals who wanted to support and assist survivors of sexual violence and rape.
The incredible response to the programs and to the counselling services we have offered for over 35 years has made a positive difference in many survivors’ lives. There have been many changes and investments in improving the systemic responses to addressing violence against women but still so much more is required to prevent violence from happening in the first place,
Preventing violence against women and children goes beyond public education and awareness campaigns. Early intervention and education programs are not only needed they must be imbedded into early education. We need a cultural shift in beliefs. No one deserves to be abused, no one asks for it, victims are not to blame and perpetrators need to be held accountable for their actions. All of us need to be part of the solutions.
It is our continued hope that this website will be easy to navigate, provide our readers accurate information and help to make positive changes for survivors.
Michelle Batty, BA, MBA