SSAIC Service Restriction Notice: UPDATED October 23, 2020
The Saskatoon Community Service Village is now open, but SSAIC is still closed to walk-ins at this time. Clients of SSAIC with an appointment may now come up to the second floor SSAIC office and complete their screening questions outside our office door. Please read the posted sheet on our door for instructions.
Masks are required at all times while inside the Saskatoon Community Service Village.
With increasing numbers of COVID-19 diagnoses in Saskatchewan, priority for 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. All other clients will be eligible for telephone counselling at this time.
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 online 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 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.
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.
Interested in learning about how survivors of sexualized violence have been impacted by COVID-19? Watch our webinar below, presented by Morgan Price, our Education & Outreach Coordinator, and Megan Sawyer, our Client Services Coordinator.