How Can the Emergency Sexual Assault Services Team Help Me?

  • We provide 24-hour call outs for immediate support after an assault
  • Can accompany you to the hospital, doctor, RCMP etc.
  • Can provide ongoing emotional support/crisis counselling
  • Can help you explore reporting options
  • Can connect you to other support resources

Our job is to make sure you are safe and comfortable and to support you in your choices as you move forward after an assault.

We work with other community services too.

  • We provide 24-hour call outs for immediate support after an assault
  • Can accompany you to the hospital, doctor, RCMP etc.
  • Can provide ongoing emotional support/crisis counselling
  • Can help you explore reporting options
  • Can connect you to other support resources

Our job is to make sure you are safe and comfortable and to support you in your choices as you move forward after an assault.

In addition to working one-on-one with survivors, ESAS collaborates with community services and systems to improve responses for victims of sexual assault. This includes ongoing conversations with health care, police services, courts etc. to ensure victims have the most trauma-informed experience possible after an assault. We also welcome all feedback and insights from survivors on their experiences with these assault support systems.

Arika Owen

Airika: has worked with NSDP for five years in administration and housing. She is the coordinator of the CAMP project, which collaborates with industry to explore sexual violence safety changes in remote work camps. Airika partners with NSDP counselling staff to research, develop and deliver sexual harassment and assault education to our local high school students and for camp workers across Western Canada. She is honoured to now be working alongsisde the ESAS team to provide support services to people who have expereienced sexual assault and to explore system changes and make responses safer and more comfortable for victims/survivors. 

Amy Stokes

Amy: is a passionate advocate who pours her heart into her work and the clients she serves. She has been employed with NSDP for over a decade and in that time has established deep rooted community connections through her various roles within the organization. Amy integrates teachings of IFOT into therapeutic outreach and support counselling. She relentlessly pursues social Justice for women and isn’t afraid of challenging systemic oppression.

Angela Desrosiers

Angela: is new to NSDP.  Originally from Treaty 3 area in North Western Ontario. She has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with a trauma focused approach. For the past several years her role has been a support coordinator for families of MMIWG in Winnipeg Manitoba. In her new role at NSDP she is responsible for the oversite of the delivery of the Emergency Sexual Assault Services team collaborative development with agencies. Her role ensures trauma informed support through a community response in the communities of and surrounding Smithers, Hazelton, and Houston. This includes providing human resource support to staff and volunteers, facilitating delivery of relevant training, community engagement, advocacy, and public awareness.

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