Erin Crickett is the Public Education Coordinator at SACHA (Sexual Assualt Centre of Hamilton & Area). Earlier this week, we had Erin in the CFMU studios for 60 seconds to tell us more about SACHA and herself!
What is SACHA?
SACHA is a feminist, non-profit organization of women guided by anti-racist and anti-oppressive values. The organization supports survivors of sexual assault while also working to end violence in the Hamilton community.
What Services Do They Provide?
SACHA’s services are free, non-judgemental and rely on the belief that all survivors are experts of their own experiences.
Some of their programs include the 24 hour support line, counselling and advocacy, diverse communities outreach, and public education.
24 Hour Support Line:
This service offers confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone support for adults 16 years and older who may have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. It is also used by folks supporting survivors as well and supports survivors of any gender.
Counselling and Advocacy:
This program offers individual or group counselling to both women and men who are 16 years of age or older and who may have experienced sexual violence at some point in their life.
Diverse Communities Outreach Program:
This program offers additional support for women within Hamilton’s racially and culturally diverse communities. In particular, this service is for woman who may be immigrants, newcomers, and/or refugees.
The Public Education program offers workshops and events that create a space for people to explore education for change, prevention and how to take action towards ending sexual violence.
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about SACHA and all of the services that they offer, be sure to check out their website. Also, be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with all of their events!