Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care Centre, Hamilton General Hospital Location
|This location is for adults 18 years of age and older.|
|Address & Map|
|Site Location||Emergency Rooms: Hamilton General Hospital|
|Major Intersection||Barton St E and Victoria Ave N|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 2000 |
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
|Office Phone||905-521-2100 ext 73557|
|Crisis Phone||Sexual Assault Centre Support Line 905-525-4162 * |
Assaulted Women's Helpline (toll free) 1-866-863-0511
|Primary Contact||Diana Tikasz, Coordinator/Social Worker|
|Alternate Contact||Laura Smith, Nurse Facilitator|
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||Hamilton General Hospital ; HHS|
|Located In Community||Hamilton East|
|Description||The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) provides specialized healthcare for adolescents over the age of 18, women, transgendered persons, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Our vision is to ensure comprehensive health care is provided with sensitivity and privacy for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The SA/DVCC is a regional centre which provides immediate care, the collection of forensic evidence, forensic photography, risk assessment, safety planning, resources/community referrals, follow-up medical treatment and supportive counselling. |
Victims of sexual assault ages 18 and over should present to one of Hamilton Health Sciences Emergency Departments serving adults - Juravinski Hospital and Hamilton General Hospital.
(NOTE: Victims of sexual assault ages 18 and over cannot access the program through the Emergency Department at McMaster University Medical Centre. McMaster Emergency is for children only.)
Woman over the age of 16 who have experienced a recent incident of physical domestic violence perpetrated by a current or past intimate partner should present to one of Hamilton Health Sciences Emergency Departments serving adults - Juravinski Hospital and Hamilton General Hospital. Service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Specialized healthcare by a team of nurses and social workers with training and experience in caring for survivors of domestic violence.
* Assessment and treatment of physical injuries
* Documentation and photographs of injuries will be noted if survivor wishes. This documentation may be used in legal proceedings.
* Information about and referral to community agencies including shelters and counselling services
* Safety planning and risk assessment
* Reporting to the police is the decision of the survivor.
(Hospital staff will not report to the police without the permission of the survivor.)
* A cultural interpreter will be arranged, if needed.
|Hours||Emergency Services Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Areas Served||Brant County ; Grey County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County|
|Languages||English ; A cultural interpreter will be arranged, if needed.|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care|
|Service Categories||Emergency Room Care ~ Assaulted Men ; Emergency Room Care ~ Assaulted Women ; Emergency Room Care ~ Transsexual/Transgender Individuals ; General Crime Victim Assistance ~ Adult Sexual Assault Survivors ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Assaulted Women ; Sexual Assault Counselling ; Sexual Assault Treatment ~ Men ; Sexual Assault Treatment ~ Transsexual/Transgender Individuals ; Sexual Assault Treatment ~ Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Domestic Violence Issues ; Spouse/Domestic Partner Abuse Counselling|
|Subjects||Assaulted men ; Assaulted women ; Counselling ; Emergencies ; Family violence ; Men ; Sexual assault ; Sexual assault victims ; Women ; Youth|