THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre opened in 2005. Since this time a local service group has been raising funds to assist with special and ongoing projects for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer service club working to transform the lives of women and girls around the world – and it has a longstanding chapter in Thunder Bay.
The SA/DVTC is an individualized 24-hour service available to victims and survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. The program provides emergency medical and psycho-social treatment as well as follow-up care, by specially trained nurses.
Soroptimist International Thunder Bay has been a strong supporter of the SA/DVTC since the beginning, raising over $65,000 for the Centre over the past ten years.
The group, most recently in partnership with the CLE, raises funds through various initiatives and events, with all of the proceeds donated to the Centre annually. This year, Carol Young, Co-Chair of Fundraising, presented the Centre with a $4,000 donation, raised through a Two-Bit Auction in the fall.
“Since our mandate is bettering the lives of women and girls, the Centre is a perfect place for us to support,” says Young. “Also because it is wonderful to have this Centre and its services available for women locally.”
For more information on Soroptimist International Thunder Bay, visit www.tbaysoroptimist.org