ABBY ULMER AND DENISE HILDEBRANDT
To reduce the risk of abusive behaviour and sexual violence through education, prevention and support in our community.
1975 - The doors of The Regina Women's Community Centre opened, with a vision of promoting the equality of women within their own community. The Centre became active in public education and advocacy in the areas of sexual health, welfare rights, violence against women and structural inequality.
1975 - The Centre became incorporated as a non-profit entity. In 1977, the sexual assault crisis line was added to improve the Centre's ability to respond to survivors of sexual assault.
2013 - The Regina Women's Community Centre changed its name to the Regina Sexual Assault Centre to open its doors to any person, regardless of sex or gender, who has been impacted by sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and interpersonal violence.
The Centre currently employs three counsellors, one full-time administrative assistant and a full-time Executive Director/Education Coordinator. Counselling staff have Master's level education and are overseen by a clinical supervisor.
The Centre is funded by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, as well as the City of Regina, Community Initiatives Fund and the Government of Canada. We are also supported by generous donations from individuals, businesses and various community enhancement funds.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our founders began the Regina Women's Community Centre in response to a need for support for women who were experiencing a wide range of issues, including domestic violence and sexual assault. Services such as medical, legal and agency referrals and supportive counselling services were provided.
Their passion for helping others remains the cornerstone of our organization, as we have moved from advocating for women to all individuals who experience violence, abuse and sexual assault.
We are here to help. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are an inclusive, non-profit organization of trained counsellors and advocates who are dedicated to helping reduce the trauma of inter-relationship violence and sexual assault.