We are in ♥♥♥ with Hana Shafi’s art and are ecstatic that she designed two new SACHA posters!!!
Sadly, most folks in Hamilton have never heard about SACHA. They don’t know about our forty plus years of work to support survivors and end violence and oppressions.
Spreading the word about SACHA is like first aid training: you don’t think that you’re going to need it, but you do it just in case.
How you can help #ShowYourSACHASupport:
- Print off a copy if you have access to a printer. If you have some cash to pay for printing, we really like SACHA supporter Copy Dog. If you’d like Copy Dog to print some posters, you just need to email them – email@example.com – the number and which poster you’d like printed (black or purple background). They already have the files ready to print!
- Pick up some posters at SACHA. Let us know to expect you by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Click on the images below to download a high resolution printable copy of the posters:
We don’t even have words to describe how inspired we’ve been by Hana’s affirmations. You should absolutely check out and follow her on Tumblr and Instagram and support her here.
Taking care of ourselves is complicated. Healing is different for every survivor.
We asked folks in SACHA’s waiting room how they take care of themselves. Some of their thoughts with cats:
- Making something (drawing, writing, sculpting, painting, etc) extremely self indulgent and just for myself.
NEW! Through a pilot, we’re able to offer immediate support online or over text.
Just like our 24 Hour Support Line, immediate support is available to survivors, their friends, families, co-workers, and classmates.
How does it work?
The online chat can be accessed through SACHA’s website, on the Home page. The texting number is 647-977-5908. It’s a Toronto number till December only, but no worries, it is us! For the online chat to work, please ensure that you have Flash enabled on your browser.
At this point it’s a pilot with the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, from June to December 2017; but we hope to be able to extend this service beyond December 2017.
Currently support through online chats and texting is available:
- Mondays 6pm-midnight
- Fridays 8pm-2am
The awesome supportive listening we offer on our 24 Hour Line = 905.525.4162 – is always there for survivors and their supporters too!
From the Hamilton Pride Organizers:
Please be advised that the Hamilton Pride Rally that was originally scheduled to take place at Hamilton City Hall at 71 Main St. West on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm will now be held at Corktown Park next to Ferguson Ave S. between Young St. and Forest Ave. in downtown Hamilton. The rally will be followed by a march and a party in the park. All other Hamilton Pride 2017 Pride Events are going ahead as originally scheduled. Join us in celebrating Pride! Continue reading
OCRCC – Ontario’s coalition of English-speaking sexual assault centres – is turning 40 this year!
THIS IS A BIG DEAL!
When SACHA was founded in 1975 it was by a group of survivors with no funding who wanted to change the world. When patriarchy, oppression, and colonialism are still so powerful and present in our daily lives, this anniversary is reason to CELEBRATE!
What we have planned…
- 6:30pm Meet and Greet
- 7:00pm Greetings
- 7:15pm Comedian Elvira Kurt
- 8:00pm Presentations and Awards
- 8:15-9:00pm Social
When: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Where: Ramada Hotel and Suites – 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto ON
Please RSVP to Nicole (email@example.com), JoAnne (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Michelle (email@example.com).
We were so excited to be invited to 5th Ancaster Girl Guides last fall to help them with their Say No To Violence Challenge. We had amazing discussions and did activities to think about what they want in their relationships and how they can stand up for their friends.
They also came up with a very long list of what they look for in friends! The Guides then made beautiful art for survivors at SACHA, with their messages of support and love.
Thank you to these amazing young women for sharing to much compassion and creativity!
May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month.