Hospital Accompaniment: In-person support at the hospital is provided for those seeking medical attention or requiring a forensic exam (rape kit) following a recent sexual assault. This support is most often provided by SSAIC Crisis Line volunteers. As required, Client Workers will provide this service.
Police Accompaniment: SSAIC volunteers and Client Workers are available to accompany survivors of recent or past sexual assault/abuse in reporting to the police. This is available for both the initial statement and long interviews.
Court Preparation and Accompaniment: Information regarding the legal process, and/or assistance with, preparation for, or accompaniment to court is a service provided to our clients as requested.
SSAIC will not charge a fee for services to any client; other agencies to which the client is referred may charge for their services. It is the responsibility of the client to make such inquiries.
When clients from outside our area contact SSAIC, every attempt will be made to provide a referral to agencies within their area.
Information which could serve to identify the client or the client’s family will not be released to any individual or agency without the client’s consent with the following exceptions:
- The Agency will report to the Ministry of Social Services all suspected child abuse of children under the age of 16 years, as defined by the Saskatchewan Family Services Act.
- Where the life or safety of the client or other person(s) is threatened, the Agency will notify appropriate agencies. Reports to agencies such as the Ministry of Social Services or the RCMP, etc. will be provided by the Executive Director or her designate.