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Anti-Human Trafficking Support Services

Our services include but are not be limited to:

Crisis Intervention

SAVIS provides trauma-informed, survivor-centred supportive counselling that is goal and solution-focused. We provide emotional support and assistance to build and restore connection, safety, stability and enhance coping strategies.


Basic Needs

First Response Bags (personal hygiene products, clothes, etc.) are intended to meet immediate needs of a survivor.


Safety Planning and/or Risk Assessment

Individuals who have experienced sexual exploitation or are being trafficked frequently require support to safely leave the location they share with their exploitative partner/trafficker. The level of risk increases for the individual when the exploiter/trafficker believes that they are leaving the relationship or attempting to escape. Leaving must be done with a careful plan to mitigate/manage risk, enhancing a survivor’s safety.

SAVIS will help create an emergency escape plan so you are better prepared to leave a situation very quickly and safety planning once you have left. We will develop transition plans and safety strategies based on survivor’s goals.


Practical Assistance for Transportation and Service Accessibility

SAVIS is committed to identifying and removing barriers to accessibility. The Crisis Support Worker will help create individual accommodation wherever needed to better provide support.


Life Skills and Mentorship

One-on-one mentorship focuses on learning life skills like budgeting, employment development, positive parenting, healthy relationships, healthy lifestyle habits, nutrition & cooking and much more. Survivors learn at their own pace based on their need to build a sense of belonging and thrive as they transition to living independently.


Crisis Housing

Crisis units house one survivor at a time for a period of six weeks. Our housing model is unique as we do not house survivors together like in a shelter style model. Instead, survivors are empowered to make decisions about their own space, and learn valuable life skills through independent living.


Advocacy and Accompaniment

SAVIS provides accompaniments to police stations, Nina’s Place, court, legal and other appointments as needed. We cannot speak on your behalf, however, we will:

  1. Ensure you are treated in a humane way

  2. Offer information to demystify the legal and medical process

  3. Provide you with emotional support


Supportive Counselling

Free and confidential one-on-one counselling available at our Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville locations.


System Navigation and Housing Supports

We network extensively with members of the Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking to provide information, referral and wrap-around support to survivors. We assist with navigating emergency housing, government supports (income support, social housing, medical coverage etc.), local community initiatives (food banks, recreation centres, libraries etc.), employment programming and more, to enhance our client’s independence, safety and security while living in the community.

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