How Can the Sexual Assault Services Team Help Me?

  • We provide crisis support after an assault
  • Can accompany you to the hospital, doctor, RCMP etc.
  • 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

In addition to working one-on-one with survivors, SAS 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 over 7 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 on the SAS 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. 

Erika Hilbach-Sherk

My name is Erika Hilbach-Sherk, I was born and raised in Hazelton, BC. I am a First Nations member of the Gitanmaax Band of the Gitxsan Nation, Wilp LaxGibuu. (House of the Wolf Clan)

I am a retired RCMP Constable and a Wellbriety facilitator with the White Bison Institute, having much experience with crisis and trauma informed practices.

I strongly believe that utilizing our community resources and knowledge within our people is the foundation for healing. I look forward to aiding in the wellbeing of the people in my hometown.

I will be the program coordinator for Indigenous Lead Sexual Assault Services based out of Hazelton, My goal is to help link modern resources with Native traditional spiritual recovery.  

In my personal life I enjoy spending time with my family, artwork and horses!

All my relations,

Erika Hilbach-Sherk

SAS in the Media

NSDP Launches More Support for Sexual Assault Survivors - My Bulkley Lakes Now - Lindsay Newman

About Northern Society for Domestic Peace

For more information about Northern Society for Domestic Peace's services and programs, please refer to our parent website

You can find information about our HERSTORY here

You can find a list of past community outreach events that NSDP has hosted, facillitated or supported here

You can find a list of our team members here

You can find information on our housing builds in Smithers and Hazelton here

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