Contact Us

Please call us to make an appointment or to collect resources.

We request that you call ahead to arrange a meeting. We can also provide information, referral to other suitable agencies and support over the phone.

After an immediate sexual assault (within  7 days) please contact the Avalon SANE Response Line 902-425-0122 or proceed to the emergency departments of the IWK, Cobequid, QEII or Dartmouth General Hospital.

In the event of an emergency or mental health crisis please contact 911, the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Unit 902-429-8167 or toll-free 1-888-429-8167 or proceed to the emergency department of your local hospital.

Press/Media Information

For information about Avalon Sexual Assault Centre please visit the About Us section. For information, interviews or media statements, please contact:

Joanne Kerrigan

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Our Staff

For specific inquiries, you can also contact individual staff members:

Joanne Kerrigan, Interim Executive Director email
Glenda Haydon, Counselling Program Supervisor and Trauma Therapist email
Leticha Lucas, Intake and Initial Response Support Counsellor email
Denise Landry, Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist email
Shabnam Sobhani, Sexual Assault Navigator Therapist email
Katie, Counselling Program Coordinator and Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist email
Kristina Fifield, Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist, email
Adrienne Buckland,  Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist  email
Cat Flindall, Intake and Initial Response Support Counsellor email
Dee Dooley, Coordinator Community/Legal Education and Training email
Shianne Gordon, Community Navigator email
Jessica, Reception and Office Support email

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

You can contact the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program by phone (902-422-6503) or email.

Lynn and Susan, SANE Program Coordinators email
Jodi, SANE Administrative Assistant email

For Visitors

Our office is wheelchair accessible and a scent-free environment. We request that friends and clients refrain from using scented products (perfumes, shampoos, deodorants, essential oils, etc.) when visiting the office.

Employment Opportunities

As opportunities are available they will be posted under Announcements.