Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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The Red Book The Red Book offers an online directory of local services. This directory is recognized as the standard reference work on human services available on the Lower Mainland. Go to the “search page” and search “sexual assault.”

RCMP Victim Support Services Tel: 604.835.0805

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) WAVAW is a feminist organization that works for the prevention and eradication of all forms of violence against women through the provision of direct services to women who have experienced violence and through the promotion of social and attitudinal change. Tel: 604.255.6228 Email: 24-hour crisis line: 604.255.6344 Toll-free crisis line: 1.877.392.7583

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) BWSS provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as training and education about violence against women. Tel (business): 604.687.1868 Tel (counselling): 604.687.1867

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter Rape Relief operates a transition house for women and their children, as well as a 24 crisis line for women who are trying to prevent or escape male violence. Tel: 604.872.8212 TTY: 604.877.0958 Email:


BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a non-profit society, established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. Tel: 604.682.6482 Email:

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