We want you to know that what happened to you is not your fault, and you are not alone.
This section of our website is intended to provide information that may be helpful for individuals who have been sexually assaulted recently. If you are currently in danger, please call 911 to get immediate help. If you are safe, browse this section and links to other pages found below for helpful information. To safely and quickly exit from anywhere on this website at any time, you can click on the “Quick Exit” button on the top right of your screen.
Support & Information Lines
For anyone who has experienced sexual assault, abuse, or harassment recently, these support lines can help by providing supportive listening and important information about sexual violence and tools for coping with trauma impacts, as well as available resources and options. The conversation is caller-led, and you will never have to talk about anything they don’t want to talk about.
SACE Support & Information Line
Our Support and Information Line is available every day from 9 am to 9 pm by dialling 780.423.4121. This line is available for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse, as well as to those who are supporting anyone impacted by it.
Alberta's One Line
Additional options are available from 9 am to 9 pm daily as part of our partnership on the Alberta One Line. To access this support by chat, click the ‘Get Support Now’ banner in the bottom right of the screen. For text, toll-free long distance, or for support through an interpreter for languages other than English, call 1.866.403.8000.
If you do not have a safe place to stay following a sexual assault, there are several emergency shelters that may be able to help.
Below is a list of some of the shelters in the Edmonton area. For each of the shelters listed below, you can call the phone number provided to speak with a staff member about the intake process.
As of the time this page was created, there are no shelters in Alberta specifically for men between the ages of 22 and 64 who are fleeing abuse or assault. To learn about other housing options, you can reach out to Alberta 211, a government and non-profit referral service, by dialing 211 within Edmonton or 1.888.482.4696 from outside of Edmonton.
Additional shelters in Alberta
To be automatically directed to a shelter near you in Alberta, you can dial 1.866.331.3933. Visit the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters website for a map of all emergency shelters for people fleeing abuse or assault in Alberta.
(24-Hour Helpline and access to services)
People Served: women (trans femme, non-binary, and cis), with or without children
Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC)
People Served: individuals and families, including trans femme and people who are non-binary
People Served: immigrant, refugee and Muslim women, with or without children
SAGE Seniors Safe House
(24-hour Seniors Abuse Helpline)
People Served: seniors (60+)