Reporting Sexual Assault, Abuse & Violence
Sexual assault is an unwanted act of a sexual nature done by one person to another that violates the sexual integrity of the victim and involves a range of behaviours from unwanted touching to penetration. Domestic Violence is the threat of or use of physical force done by one person to another when the persons are or have been in an intimate relationship. It may include a single act of violence or multiple acts forming a pattern of abuse through the use of assaultive and controlling behaviour.
Owen Sound Police Service
The OSPS investigate all forms of Sexual Assault, Abuse, Violence and Domestic Assault 24/7.
Phone: 519-376- 1234 or if an Emergency: Dial 9-1- 1
Bruce Grey Child & Family Services (formerly CAS)
Bruce Grey Child and Family Services are dedicated to the quality of life, safety and well-being of vulnerable children and youth, honouring diversity, culture and heritage. BGC&FS is responsible for protecting children from abuse, neglect and other forms of maltreatment.
If concerned, call now 1-855- 322-4453 or 1-519- 371-4453 24/7. If an Emergency, Dial 9-1- 1
Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Centre
This service includes a team of nurses and social workers who are trained in providing emotional support, medical care and counselling for victims of recent sexual assault and survivors of partner abuse. A team of nurses is available 24-7 to provide emergency care.
Phone: 519-376- 2121 ext. 2458.
Grey Bruce Health Services (Hospitals)
Grey Bruce Health Services operate six hospitals in the Grey Bruce region. The hospital in Owen Sound at 1800 8th Street East, Phone: (519) 376-2121 is the largest of the sites. The rural hospitals are in Lion's Head, Markdale, Meaford, Southampton and Wiarton. All have 24/7 emergency departments.
The Women’s Centre Grey and Bruce Inc.
The Women’s Centre are innovative, caring leaders in providing secure shelter, crisis intervention, safety planning, counselling and transition services for women and children affected by abuse in Grey and Bruce Counties. If you are a woman suffering from abuse, harassment or assault - Call the crisis help line 519-371- 1600 or 1-800- 265-3722.
Women’s House - Serving Bruce & Grey
Women’s House provides emergency shelter for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. It provides a crisis line and support for women who have been sexually assaulted, police and court accompaniment, a variety of counselling, transitional support services, group support, child and youth services, second stage housing, public education and volunteer services including transportation. 24hr Support Line: 1-800- 265-3026 24hr Sexual Assault Counselling: 1-866- 578-5566.