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Survivor Support

You are not alone. It is never your fault.

The Sexual Assault and Harassment Phone Line is no longer in service.

We have trained active listeners who are now available to active listen your next event. 

Membership Advisory and Timeline: Sexual Assault and Harassment Phone Line

If you have questions or concerns, please email vpi@dsu.ca.

Who else can help

Halifax Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
If you’ve experienced a sexual assault in the last five days, call 902-425-0122.
SANE services are available to people of all ages and genders.

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
Avalon’s services include therapeutic counseling for women and trans individuals, 16 and older, who’ve experienced sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment.
Avalon also offers information and referrals.
website: www.avaloncentre.ca
phone: 902-422-4240

Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team
Intervention and short-term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
Their phone line can be called from anywhere in Nova Scotia, and they can send the mobile team to respond in-person within most of Halifax Regional Municipality. Their crisis team includes mental health professionals and dedicated police officers.
phone: 902-429-8167
Toll-free: 1-888-429-8167

South House Sexual And Gender Resource Centre
South House offers peer support and informal referrals to Halifax services. Their space is wheelchair accessible, is trans-and-queer-positive, and includes a resource centre and library.
website: southhousehalifax.ca
phone: 902-494-2432

Halifax Sexual Health Centre
The Halifax Sexual Health Centre offers clinical services, counselling and education. Anyone with a valid Nova Scotia health card can access comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care here; this can include assessment, treatment and counselling with a doctor after a sexual assault.
(If an assault was within the last five days, you may contact SANE nurses instead - see above for their contact details)
website: hshc.ca
phone: 902-455-9656

Dalhousie services and departments

Human Rights, Equity and Harassment Prevention
Confidential service to members of the Dalhousie community seeking advice, support, and
conflict resolution related to harassment or discrimination
website: dal.ca/dalrespect
phone: 902-494-6672

Dalhousie Health Services
Confidential nursing assessments and referral services for students.
Students can access birth control options and information here, including emergency
contraception (Plan B). Other services available here include both assessment and treatment
for sexually transmitted infections.
website: dal.ca/healthservices
phone: 902-494-2171 for Halifax campuses, 902-893-6300 for Agricultural Campus in Truro

Dalhousie Counselling Services
Free, confidential assistance by professionally trained counsellors and registered psychologists.
website: dal.ca/counselling
phone: 902-494-2081

Dalhousie Security
When called, security staff can usually respond to a crisis on campus within 12 minutes or less.
If you’re concerned about crossing paths with someone on campus, Dal Security can also
compare schedules and help you with a safety plan.
website: dal.ca/security
phone: 902-494-6400 for Halifax campuses, 902-893-4190 for Agricultural Campus in Truro

Want more info?
Check us out online at dsu.ca/phoneline
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Email: phoneline@dsu.ca