Sexual Violence Helpline
You will be heard, believed and supported. Your choices will be respected.
The Sexual Violence Helpline is a support and referral service for anyone affected by sexual violence. Services are confidential, free of charge, and offered in French and English.
1 888 933-9007 (514 933-9007)
When can you contact us?
You can call the Sexual Violence Helpline any time at 1-888-933-9007. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Counsellors are also available to chat every day between noon and midnight. When you need help, we’ll be there.
Who can ask for support?
If you have been the victim of sexual violence or want to help someone who has, we at the Sexual Violence Helpline are here for you. We are ready to listen to people of all ages (from children to seniors), whether the sexual violence they experienced happened yesterday or a long time ago. Regardless of your sexual identity, gender or cultural identity or the form or context of the violence you experienced, we will listen and suggest appropriate resources that can help you. Our counsellors provide support not only for victims, but for their loved ones and people who work with sexual violence victims as well.
How does it work?
When you contact the Sexual Violence Helpline, a counsellor will welcome you into a safe, anonymous and confidential space where no one will judge you. Everyone is welcomed, believed and supported. Their choices are respected. People who contact us are provided with information based on the needs identified during their conversation, regardless of the form of sexual violence experienced: assault, exploitation, harassment, cyberviolence, etc.
Who responds to requests?
Counsellors who have been specially trained in helping victims of sexual violence are ready to listen without judgement in order to fully understand your needs. Our counsellors come from different backgrounds (criminology, social work, etc.), and their extensive knowledge of the many resources included in the provincial Sexual Violence Helpline directory is constantly updated. The Sexual Violence Helpline is managed by the Montreal Sexual Assault Centre and funded by the Québec Justice Ministry (ministère de la Justice).