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Mission

Sexual Assault Support Services for Women of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne is a non-profit grass-roots feminist organization committed to the support of victims/survivors who have experienced sexual violence; and the prevention and elimination of that form of violence. Our place is non-judgemental, open to all women, regardless of ability, race, religion, socio-economic status, culture and sexual orientation. We are a beacon for these women in the community.

Philosophy

Sexual assault /abuse is a product of our social, political and economic environment rather than an isolated personal experience. It is one expression of the exploitation and/or oppression of women in our society, or of the larger issue of the status of women. The institutions in our society further exploit women by failing to provide adequate relief from physical abuse and sexual discrimination and by failing to provide adequate programs to alleviate the social, political and the economic circumstances which contribute to the sexual exploitation of women. Our institutions require encouragement to examine their traditional assumptions and to participate in the resolution of these social issues. Individuals who have additional needs due to age, language, culture, disability, poverty, geographical location or sexual orientation require services that are sensitve and reflect these needs.

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