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Where to Get Help

Immediate:

In an emergency call 911 – Campus Community Police & London Police Service work closely together to support victims of sexual violence.
In residence call the front desk or 911. By calling the front desk, in-house residence staff and Campus Community Police will be notified, and they will contact the appropriate emergency services.

If you are in distress, or have been assaulted and need immediate medical assistance:

On campus:
Student Health Services, Room 11, UCC, Medical Clinic:
519-661-3030, Monday-Thursday, 9 am-7 pm, Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm, Weekend, 9 am-noon

Off campus:
The Urgent Care Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital,
268 Grosvenor Street, 519-646-6000
Monday-Thursday, 8 am-10 pm, Friday-Sunday, 8 am-6 pm

Emergency Departments open 24/7:
London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, 339 Windermere Rd, 519-663-3197 or
London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, 800 Commissioners Rd E, 519-685-8141
*If you have been sexually assaulted, these care centres can also collect evidence should you decide to proceed with a criminal charge*

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Crisis & Ongoing Counselling:

On campus:

Student Development Centre, 519-661-3031. If you are in crisis clearly indicate this when you call. Staff makes every effort to accommodate people as quickly as possible, often the same day. Student Development Centre supports not only survivors of sexual violence but also perpetrators of violence. If you, or someone you know, have committed acts of sexual violence, SDC can help.

Student Health Services also provides limited counselling. Hours are 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 519-661-3771,

Off campus:

Sexual Assault Centre London, 519-439-0844, provides individual and group counselling for women 16 years and older who have experienced any form of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse, adult or recent sexual assault, or sexual harassment. Staff can accompany survivors to appointments with, among others, police, sexual assault treatment centres, doctors or lawyers.

Carrefour des Femmes du Sud-Ouest de l’Ontario, 519-858-0954 or 1-888-858-0954, provides support to Francophone women dealing with sexual assault. They offer individual and group counselling, a crisis line, referrals to other community services and awareness and education programs.

Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre – St. Joseph’s Hospital, 268 Grosvenor Street, 519-646-6100 x 64224 – provides counselling and support for victims of sexual violence. They can also collect forensic evidence in the case of sexual assault. You might not be sure if you want to report the assault to police at the time. They can collect the evidence and store it anonymously until you decide. If you have been assaulted and it’s outside of their business hours (8:30 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday), go to the Urgent Care Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital or one of the Emergency Departments to be medically cleared. Ask to speak to the nurse on call for sexual assault.

London Abused Women's Centre, 519-432-2204, provides advocacy, counselling and support services to women who have been abused by their intimate partner.

Changing Ways, 519-438-9869, provides counselling and support for men who have been violent in their intimate relationships.

Family Service Thames Valley, 519-433-0183, provides counselling for both women and men, who have been victims of violence.

Daya Counselling, 519-434-0077, provides counselling for both women and men who have been victims or perpetrators of violence.

Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services, 519-438-0068, provides physical, mental, emotional and spiritual support to First Nations women and men in violent relationships.

Additional Supports:

On campus:
Campus Community Police Service (non-emergency), 519-661-3300, can provide additional support and safety planning
Equity & Human Rights Services, 519-661-3334, supports and administers Western’s policies on discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. As well as offering training and workshops, they can provide assistance and support to those experiencing sexual harassment in addition to linking students to appropriate referrals and resources, on-campus and off.

Western Foot Patrol, 519-661-3650 (ext 83650 from residence or free from any campus pay phone), provide safe escorts to and from any main campus or affiliate college campus location. Hours are Sunday-Thursday from 6 pm-1am, and Friday-Saturday from 6 pm-12 am.

See links on Western website www.uwo.ca to Safe Campus Community for additional information on safe campus policies and supports

Off campus:
London Police Service (non-emergency), 519-661-5670


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