Opening hours vary
Check the centre’s opening hours before you go. While some domestic violence and sexual assault resource centres maintain long hours, others may only be open a few days a week.
You might have to be let in by a staff member
To maintain safety and security, some domestic violence and sexual assault resource centres keep their buildings locked at all times. To be let in, you may have to ring a bell or press a buzzer and wait for someone to escort you inside.
You might have to wait
Depending on how busy the centre is, you may have to sit in the waiting room for a while before someone can meet with you. Similar to a therapist’s office, these centres typically have comfortable waiting rooms furnished with magazines, toys for children, etc.