Not just a van. A lifeline for women on the street.
Our Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team Van will help women who need medical treatment after a sexual assault.
The stigma of sex work makes women ‘easy targets’ for rape.
Survival sex work. Often women exchange sex for money. Food. Clothing. Shelter. And other basic necessities we take for granted.
Women often incur serious, or even life-threatening injuries in the attack. With your help, we can prevent women from falling through the cracks.
Stigma can make it hard to ask for help.
Lisa called us after she was assaulted. She wouldn’t go to the hospital or the police unless we went with her. So we did. But we lost contact with her shortly after.
Our new SMART Van is a mobile crisis centre - an emergency van service for sex workers - who can't always call when they need help. Surrey Women's Centre is partnering with OPTIONS Community Services and others, including people like you, to reach women where they need us most. On the street.
Help us get the van on the road. Donate NOW!
Call 604-589-2812 to speak with a support worker if you are considering your options. You do not have to go to the hospital or make a police report to use our services.