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Province to spend $2.8 million annually to support sexual assault survivors

Jul 27, 2022 | 5:09 PM

Adrienne Buckland is a trauma therapist with Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

A new provincial program means people who’ve been sexually assaulted will have better access to trauma therapy.

Our government announced today it’ll spend $2.8 million annually to hire 13 therapists across the province.

Adrienne Buckland, a Trauma therapist with Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, says this change comes from of years of advocacy.

“There’s always, unfortunately, been folks who — for various reasons — haven’t been able to access services, haven’t had a trauma therapist near enough to their communities.

The program, starting in spring 2023, will be supported by a total of 24 therapists once fully staffed.

Right now, there are 11 across the province.


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