The Lanark County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program is funded by the Ministry of Health through the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospitals for medical care and treatment. The Program supports a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary response to domestic violence and sexual assault. The Emergency Departments of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospitals, Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital and the Almonte General Hospital provide specialized medical and nursing care to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This includes immediate crisis intervention, crisis counseling, safety planning, follow-up, referrals, advocacy and forensic evidence collection. We recognize that healthcare providers have a unique opportunity as one of the first and possibly only avenues where a victim will seek assistance. We therefore have a responsibility to provide appropriate and sensitive interventions that recognize a victim’s right to self-determination.
When dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault issues, there are many agencies that offer very specific types of support and assistance to victims. The Lanark County Resource Guide is a quick reference tool designed to provide information as to the types of services that are offered in Lanark County and how to access these services. See the links below for details:
To Contact Us During Regular Business Hours:
613-283-2330 ext. 1258
Smiths Falls Site
60 Cornelia Street West Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2H9
Physical Access: Fully accessible.
Contact Person Mary Pat Bingley, Program Manager
Further Information can be found at:http://www.endabuseinlanark.ca
http://www.sadvtreatmentcentres.net Lanark County Resource Guide (March 2012)