SARC became a registered charity in Canada on October 30, 2015. By July 2016, our counselling program grew by 350% with no increase to funding. SARC's services rely heavily on donations. Your support will help survivors heal from sexual trauma.
To donate, please go to either
ATB Cares and select Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee
CanadaHelps.org and you will be directed to the SARC page there.
Cost of SARC Programs
$3,500 – Covers the cost of a 12-hour preventative education program in a rural community (Healthy Relationships Program)
$3,250 – Provides a 10-week psycho-ed group to help up to 10 survivors establish stability and safety
$2,400 – Provides survivors with 2 months of Positive Affirmation Through Healing (PATH), a weekly support group
$1,800 – Supports one survivor’s journey through private sexual trauma specific counselling sessions
$300 – Supports 1 hour of consent and healthy relationship education in a rural community
$150 – Funds one hour of sexual trauma therapy for a survivor
$100 – Supports a “Who Do You Tell?” presentation for a local grade K-6 class
$75 – Provides 3 hours of consent and healthy relationship education for local teens grade 7-12
This new project began in Medicine Hat in Spring 2017. A Comfort Kit is a small care package that includes personal care and hygiene items. These kits are distributed at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital or Medicine Hat Victims Assistance Unit to people who have experienced a recent sexual assault.
Items needed for the kits:
- Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Hairbrushes & Combs
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Underwear (for women, children, and men of all sizes)
- Hand Cream
- Lip Balm
- Gift Cards for Tim Hortons (there is a shop inside the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital)
- Small Toys/Games for Children
To donate items for the Comfort Kits, please call 403-548-2717 or click here to make a donation so we can purchase items on your behalf.