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Counselling and Employee Assistance

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Counselling

Family Services provides counselling to male survivors of sexual abuse.


Male survivors of sexual abuse who live and/or work in Durham Region are eligible for counselling with Family Services Durham, funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General. Clients are asked to call Family Services Durham’s Centralized Intake Line at 905-666-6240 (or toll-free at 1-866-840-6697).  Intake staff book the client’s first appointment with a counsellor.

Hours of operation

Cancelling appointments

If it is necessary to cancel an appointment, 24-hours notice is required. If less than 24-hours notice is provided, half of the negotiated fee may be charged.

Clients who need to cancel an appointment with a counsellor after daytime office hours should contact their counsellor directly. Cases may be closed if there are two no-shows, two cancellations less than 24 hours, one no-show and one cancellation less than 24 hours, and/or no case activity for three months.