PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre
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Men Matter

Men Matter is a male centered group program being offered for male survivors of sexual abuse in PEI. The program is free of charge, and is led by two professional facilitators.

The program is offered in two Phases.

Phase 1
Phase I is a 10-session/10-week group program. Its purpose is to prepare men for their journey of trauma recovery, by learning more about the impacts of abuse and expanding coping skills. Group members are not required to divulge personal information to the group. Each group will have between 6-8 participants.

Phase 2
After completing Phase 1, men are invited to participate in Phase 2 group work. This group program is offered in 8 week cycles, and men can remain in the group for up to two years. While participating, individual counselling is highly recommended.

Before participating we would like to meet with you to answer any questions you may have and to determine if this is the right choice for you. Call Chris at the Catholic Family Service Bureau, 902-894-3515.  

JOB OPPORTUNITY
We are looking for the right person to fill therapist positions. View PDF
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Coordinator's yearly report June 2018
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We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our reach to include a Facebook Page!!
We hope that the page will be another way for the Centre to engage with the public in promoting awareness of sexual violence and resources for healing and prevention.

https://www.facebook.com/peirsac/
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Men Matter: Group Programs for Male Survivors
A free service for men who are on a journey of recovery from sexual abuse.
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Wait List
We currently have a wait list for counselling sessions addressing historical sexual abuse and/or past sexual assault. If you have experienced a sexual assault recently, however, you will not have to wait, and we will see you as soon as possible. The length of the wait list varies, and it is not possible to predict accurately how long the wait might be. We know it takes courage to ask for help, and it can feel discouraging to be asked to wait.

While waiting, we encourage anyone seeking more immediate support to check out other resources that might be available, such as an E.A.P. or personal benefit program.  Persons over age 16 can also meet with a community mental health counsellor with no appointment. Here is information about the walk in clinics:
Charlottetown - McGill Centre - Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm- 5 pm
                                      Richmond Centre - Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am  - 7 pm 
Summerside, at the PCH - Monday and Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm


You can find details about support groups offered at Canadian Mental Health Association of PEI
https://pei.cmha.ca/find-help/self-helpgroups/
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Unfounded - an investigation into how police services handle allegations of sexual assault
Read about the 20 month investigation done by reporters at the Globe and Mail www.tgam.ca/unfounded.
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Supporting An Adult Survivor of Sexual Assault in PEI
Download this poster View PDF
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Educational Resources
Sexual Assault Laws



Main Office 902.566.1864

Therapy Line 902.368.8055