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Canvas Health’s Abuse Response Services serves victims of sexual assault and teen relationship abuse in Washington County. The program offers a range of services, including 24-hour telephone crisis response, short-term counseling, 24/7 response to local hospital emergency rooms, support groups, legal advocacy, Safe at Home application assistance and community education. All services are free. If you have experienced a sexual assault or dating violence, call our 24 hour crisis line at (651) 777-1117 .
You may call also call our business office at (651) 251-5079 to request information or schedule an education presentation.
Canvas Health works with victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. If you would like to access these services, please call (651) 777-1117. Read more about sex trafficking and sexual exploitation here.
Canvas Health also offers community education on a range of topics relating to violence and abuse.
Contact ARS_info@canvashealth.org for more information or to schedule a presentation.
The Sexual Violence Support Group is a free support group for Washington County residents (ages 18+) who have experienced sexual abuse. Learn about the culture surrounding sexual violence, common reactions and feelings, as well as coping skills that may aid in the healing process. This group will offer a variety of psychoeducation topics, as well as mind and body techniques.
Contact us at ARS_info@canvashealth.org to set up a quick informational session to join.
The group meets every Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. via Zoom.
Abuse Response Services Supervisor
I have more than 15 years of experience advocating with people experiencing homelessness and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. My experience includes providing direct care services, supervision of professional teams, and creating new programs and multidisciplinary teams. My intersectional feminist leadership style is focused on creating a diverse team to provide inclusive advocacy that meets people where they are and addresses the whole person.
Prevention and Education Specialist
I believe in meeting people where they are to support changes they want to make in their lives.
I have worked in crisis advocacy for more than 4 years supporting victims/survivors or sexual violence and domestic abuse.