Connect. Inspire. Empower.
We are driven by a desire to prevent harm, reduce suffering, promote healing, and restore the joy of living.
We serve those who identify as women, over the age of 16, who have experienced sexual violence. Our specially trained Peer Support Mentors start by listening and validating the experience of survivors. Anonymity and supportive relationships are the foundation of the peer work we do. No guilt, no blame, and no shame. Just an accepting and helpful support system to aid in the healing journey. We promote a strength-based approach to awareness, self-knowledge and healing in our peer mentoring, programs, and services. All support is completely anonymous and confidential.
We provide information sessions and awareness training on conditions and issues that contribute to, and impact, sexual assault toward women. We act as advocates and a social voice for survivors of sexual assault. We strive for individual attitude and behaviour changes as we move toward communities free of all forms of violence.
The path to wellness is not one-size-fits-all. The journey is unique and different for each individual. S.T.A.N.D. ASA organizes a variety of fee-for-service workshops, programs and participation activities aimed at a holistic well-balanced approach to sustainable wellness