Our Programs

How We Help


WECYAC serves children/youth who are under 18 years of age and who have suffered sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse/assault, sexual exploitation, online sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, witnessing intimate partner violence, human trafficking, neglect, criminal harassment and witnesses to abuse and crime.

We provide a safe space for children/youth to disclose abuse to a specially trained team of professionals.

Your Voice Matters

Victim Advocacy and Support Program

At WECYAC, we understand that you are going through a very difficult and confusing time so we are here to support you every step of the way. Whether you’re a child, youth, caregiver or family member we’re here to help you. Our advocacy goes beyond just talking about issues – we’re out there working to change policies and make sure your voice is not just heard but respected and acted upon.

How We Help:

Victim Advocacy and Support Program

It’s your call:

  • You decide: Our program is a voluntary program available to children, youth and their non-offending caregivers and family members, so you decide if and when you want to reach out.
  • Advocates: Our Advocates are skilled in providing referrals to community agencies that can help children, youth and family including victim services and support, the Victim Witness Assistance Program, the Victim Quick Response Program, medical supports, mental health agencies, and legal and housing support agencies in Windsor-Essex.
  • From day one: We’re here for you from that very first call, and we stick with you through the entire criminal justice process and beyond.
  • Your choice: You can close your file with us whenever you want, no questions asked.


We are here, all the way:

  • Need someone to talk to?: We’re here, for as long as you need us.
  • Help is just a call away: We’ll connect you with services like victim support, counselling, mental health supports, law enforcement, legal aid, child protection and more.
  • Your well-being matters: From medical care to housing support, we’ll make sure you get the help you need.


The “Empower Youth for a Safer Tomorrow” Project

Positive Role Models

In partnership with St. Clair College, WECYAC will be developing a mentorship training model which will be used to train St. Clair College Students to become Mentors to children and youth victims of violence. The project aims at providing positive role models through their healing journey.

Sharing Lived Experiences

In partnership with Windsor Essex Counter Exploitation Network (WECEN), WECYAC will launch a human trafficking prevention campaign in Windsor and Essex County. Informed by survivors’ lived experiences and peer support groups, this trauma-sensitive, culturally relevant campaign aims to address sexual exploitation, human trafficking, sextortion, and grooming targeting local youth through prevention and education in schools

Comprehensive Accessible Resources

WECYAC will be developing specialized resources for children and youth victims of violence to navigate the criminal justice system. These accessible, culturally diverse materials aim to reduce trauma, ease anxiety, and empower victims with a clear, victim-centered understanding of legal proceedings, enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and their families.