The Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic is now open!
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC) is excited to announce that we have opened a new clinic in our community specifically designed to meet the unique needs of survivors of sexual assault.
First of its kind in British Columbia, the clinic shifts key services and supports for recent survivors of sexual assault from the hospital and police stations to one location, the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic. Our goal is to create a warm, welcoming centre where the healing process can begin as soon as a survivor walks through the door.
Developed by VSAC with enthusiastic collaboration from Forensic Nurse Examiners, Island Health, local police and RCMP, the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic will allow a survivor to have the option of accessing a multitude of services in one location. The Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic will provide survivors of sexual assault with access to:
- Medical and forensic exams
- Crisis support
- Police Interviews
- Crown Interviews
- Counselling services and other community supports
The Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic will be housed in the Victoria Community Response Centre and will share space with the the Victoria Child Abuse Prevention & Counselling Centre’s (VCAPCC) Victoria Child Advocacy Centre.
The Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic was made possible by the generosity of individual donors as well as from the support of the Ministry of Justice, United Way and the City of Victoria.
The Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic is now open and is located in the same building as the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (3060 Cedar Hill Rd.)
To access the services of the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic, please call 250-383-3232.
For anyone who has been recently sexually assaulted and is interested in accessing the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic which includes crisis support, medical/forensic care or reporting to police, please call our 24hr crisis & info line to access support: 250-383-3232
We need your support!
We have secured partial funding, over two years, from the provincial government under the Ministry of Justice for the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic. Additionally, we are in need of donations for initial infrastructure and ongoing sustainability.
If you would like to make a donation to go towards the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic, you can call 250-383-5545 and ask to speak with someone in our Resource Development department or you can:
Become a champion of the New Clinic – $1000 or more! If you are in a position to donate $1000 or more to the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic, we will add your name to our donor recognition plaque that will be displayed in the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic. You will also receive a special invitation to the grand opening of the facility.