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#1 Labyrinth

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 05:46 AM

Homewood Health Centre's Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery

Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery
Childhood abuse. Workplace accidents. Military Trauma. Violence and crime. Sudden loss or destruction. Healing from such traumatic events requires courage, strength, and perseverance. Survivors of trauma must learn to cope with painful memories, a sense of isolation, and feelings of shame, guilt, and fear. Many also experience symptoms of depression or anxiety and may suffer from addiction.

Homewood Health Centre's Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery (PTSR) is the only in-patient program of its kind in Canada. This program helps people recover from the after-effects of trauma.

Tamara's House for survivors of Sexual Abuse

Healing from child sexual abuse is a long process - but it doesn't have to be a lonely one.

Tamara's House is a safe place that is here to support you while you are healing. Staff, volunteers and other survivors will offer support as you make lasting changes in your life. Many of the volunteers are survivors themselves.

Most importantly, Tamara's House has people who will listen.


Information and resources on abuse, healing and related issues
Creative opportunities for healing and growth (painting, clay, collage, etc.)
Body work and massage therapy
Workshops for you and your families
Supportive materials from other survivors
Aboriginal healing circles
Training and educational programs
Space for self-help and support groups
Monthly gatherings and celebrations

This center offers various services, including a residential program.

SAFE in Canada


S.A.F.E. in Canada exists to reduce the burden of suffering caused by self-injury. It does so directly by working with those who self-injure, and indirectly by helping their families, their friends and the professionals who care for them.

Although we can offer information, hope and support, please do not depend on this website instead of seeking professional care.

Mercy Ministries in Canada


Mercy Ministries Canada is a residential program for young women with life controlling issues. These issues range from eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, depression, sexual and physical abuse, and drug and alcohol addictions.

The program is very structured and is based on Christian principles.

New Life Girls Home

New Life Girls’ Home offers a residential program for young women aged 18-30 years old, who have life controlling problems such as drug/alcohol addiction, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders, self-abuse and other compulsive behaviours.

Focusing on loving, Christ-centred nurturing, students in the program are offered intensive Christian education, one-on-one Biblical discipleship, life-skills training, and ministry opportunities.

Edited by Celtic Labyrinth, 17 September 2006 - 12:55 PM.

#2 pixie

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 12:41 PM

Therapy information in Canada

Canadian Mental Health Association


International therapy links from World Federation for Mental Health


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#3 Alias Chase

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 03:17 PM

www.sheenasplace.org Sheena's Place

For all you folks in Toronto suffering from eating disorders. I've copied this from the website:

Sheena's Place is a registered charity offering hope and support services at no cost to people affected by eating disorders and their families. Direct services are provided in a warm, comfortable and safe environment in an old house in downtown Toronto.

Vision and Mission


A safe community in which hope and support are offered in a non-judgemental way to people affected by eating disorders.

Sheena's Place provides hope and support so that people affected by eating disorders will make informed and longer lasting life choices in relation to their health. Hope and support are essential for living life with dignity and for recovery.


Sheena's Place works with professionals and those personally affected by eating disorders to:

provide support
prevent eating disorders
raise awareness
foster education

We share the following values and principles:

personal ownership

Edited by Alias Chase, 14 May 2006 - 03:20 PM.

#4 mist swimming

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:20 PM

Sheena's Place is absolutely amazing :):)

#5 Labyrinth

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:50 AM

I've added Homewood Health Center, which offers a special inpatient program for trauma survivors- I found it in a random search.


#6 danusia007

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:20 AM

try the assaulted women helpline they do have a web site and province wide helpline

#7 pixie

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:19 PM

some reading you can do on the legal system:


"This guide provides information about each step of the criminal process, from the option of reporting a sexual assault to the police, through sentencing, to appeals of a trial verdict. This guide does not pretend to advise women about whether they should report sexual assault or enter the system. What if does hope to do is provide some idea of the hazards and hurdles that will be experienced at each and every step . . ."

Davies, Graham; Lloyd-Bostock, Sally; McMurran, Mary; Wilson, Clare; Oxford, England: Walter De Gruyter, (1995). The criminal justice response to sexual assault in Canada. Roberts, Julian V. In: Psychology, law, and criminal justice: International developments in research and practice. pp. 384-393. [Original Chapter] link

#8 kefrin

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:09 AM

Thanks for sharing all the great resources everyone. We really appreciate them.

Kefrin :yay:

#9 Butterfly Faerie

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:05 AM

Being in Ontario i've researched these places, thank you for posting them.

#10 Healing_Canadian

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:49 AM

Thanks for posting these resources. I ended up using the sexual assault phone number located in the front of my phone book for my area. I ended up with free couselling for approximately two years or more. I just finished and can go back when I want for some follow up or support.

It was really hard to reach out at first because then someone else knew. It really does get easier. Especially once you've released that anger, bitterness and resentment.

thanks again

#11 itsjustme

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:06 AM

I came across this site the other day http://littlewarriors.ca/
They educate groups about sexual violence and their goal is to open a treatment facility for young children who have experienced abuse. The focus is to address mental health issues resulting from abuse. It also includes a listing of resources by region throughout Canada.

Pandora's Aquarium, Inc. is not intended to be a substitute for professional assistance. All members and visitors are encouraged to establish a relationship with a trained counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist. Pandora's Aquarium, Inc. offers rape and sexual abuse survivor-to-survivor support only. Despite any qualifications staff or members possess, they are not engaged in a professional relationship with any other member. Survivors in crisis are urged to seek local help by contacting 911 or their local rape crisis center. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Service located here.