SSAIC Service Restriction Notice: UPDATED July 2nd
In order to continue to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, counsellors will resume some face-to-face counselling on a limited basis by booked appointment only. Priority for limited face-to-face counselling will be given to new clients who have not yet met their counsellor, youth, and preexisting clients that may experience barriers to telephone counselling.
New screening and safety protocols will be put in place to ensure the safety of clients and staff during face to face counselling. The majority of our counselling services will continue to be delivered over the phone.
SSAIC’s main office line hours will be expanded back to our regular hours of 9am-Noon, and 1pm-5pm, Monday to Friday. Our office will remain closed to in-person attendance by the public.
We are taking new clients and would encourage those who need our assistance to call our office during office hours and speak to one of our counsellors. Our 24-hour crisis line is fully functional and available to assist anyone who needs our help.
We have expanded our services to include more on-line resources for survivors. Please check out our Survivors Toolkit for additional resources and videos.
If You’ve Been Recently Sexually Assaulted – COVID-19 Protocol
Saskatoon Police Services are still able to take a report about sexual assault, but their process has been adapted. Currently for sexual assaults, they are offering telephone reporting or in-person reporting where an officer will visit your home. Click here for information about reporting a sexual assault amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Saskatoon Police Service – Non-Emergency Number: 306-975-8300
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has also taken some safety precautions, but most hospitals are still seeing the public at this time. If you’ve recently experienced a sexual assault, you can still visit any hospital in Saskatoon for medical care. Follow this link to stay up-to-date on SHA news across the province.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s understanding as we do our best to continue to support clients from a distance in this challenging situation. We will update our website regularly as this Covid-19 response evolves.
For any of you that would like more information about Covid-19 please see the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Covid-19 website at https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/ and the Government of Saskatchewan Covid-19 webpage for the latest information and updates. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus