Crowdfunding Campaign: Press Release (May 17, 2016)

Avalon in final week of crowdfunding campaign with 80 per cent of their goal raised for vital services for survivors. Halifax – In the final week of its “Stand With Avalon” crowdfunding campaign the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax has already raised 80 per cent of its $10,000 goal. Funds will help sustain Avalon’s critical intervention, support, and prevention …

Office closure: March 25, 2016 and March 28, 2016

Avalon Centre is closed tomorrow, March 25, 2016 and on Monday March 28, 2016. We will be open on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 8:30am. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program is on-call 24/7 to respond to immediate sexual assault (occurred in past 120 hours/5 days) to provide information and support by phone or to respond to the IWK, QEll, …

Media Release: WHAT ANTI-VIOLENCE EXPERTS KNEW BEFORE THE GHOMESHI TRIAL STILL HOLDS TRUE

For Immediate Release March 24, 2016   WHAT ANTI-VIOLENCE EXPERTS KNEW BEFORE THE GHOMESHI TRIAL STILL HOLDS TRUE   Halifax/Nova Scotia/Atlantic Region   Today we learned the outcome of one of the most high profile and widely discussed sexual assault trials of the decade.   “We are very disappointed but not surprised by the acquittal of Mr. Ghomeshi.  This case …

Closure: Heritage Day

Avalon Centre is closed today, January 15, 2016 for Heritage Day. We will be open tomorrow, January 16 at 8:30am. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program is on-call 24/7 to respond to immediate sexual assault (occurred in past 120 hours/5 days) to provide information and support by phone or to respond to the IWK, QEll, Dartmouth General, and the Cobiquid …

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre Seeking New Board Members

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit, community-based, feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression. The Centre provides immediate care and support, counselling, advocacy and community education. The Centre is currently recruiting new members to join the woman-only Board of Directors. We …

Storm Closure: February 8, 2016

Storm Alert: Monday, February 8, 2016. As a precaution and to ensure safety of clients and staff members, Avalon Centre is closed this afternoon. We will monitor the weather to determine if we will be closed tomorrow or opening later than 8:30 am. Please call ahead to ensure we are open before coming in for meetings and appointments. We regret …

January 13, 2016: Open in the Afternoon

Avalon Centre was closed this morning due to the weather but we will be open this afternoon. Please take care when coming in for meetings and/or appointments.

Office Closure: December 24, 2015 to January 4, 2016

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed at 12:00pm today December 24, 2015 and will reopen on Monday January 4, 2016 at 8:30am. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program is on-call 24/7 to respond to immediate sexual assault (occurred in past 120 hours/5 days) to provide information and support by phone or to respond to the IWK, QEll, Dartmouth General, …

Employment Opportunity: Initial Response and Foundations of Safety Therapist (Term Position)

Job Description: The Initial Response and Foundations of Safety Term Therapist will provide short-term therapeutic counselling sessions to women and trans individuals, 16 years and older, who have experienced a recent sexual assault and/or sexual harassment , past sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse, as well as, information sessions to non-offending parents. In addition, this position will assist in providing …