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Rainy River District Victim Services Program

Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

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Description
  • Offers on-site early intervention and crisis intervention
  • Provides needs assessment, safety planning and referrals to community services
  • Offers enhanced support for vulnerable victims
  • Provides assistance with applications to VQRP+
Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+)

Provides assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including:
  • home safety
  • accommodation
  • meals
  • transportation
  • basic necessities
  • dependent care costs
  • counselling
  • traditional Indigenous health services
  • cellular phones
  • vision care
  • dental care
  • aids for victims with disabilities
  • interpretation services
  • crime scene cleanup
  • government/medical documents
  • funeral expenses
Additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes:
  • storage locker
  • tattoo removal
  • treatment at a recovery facility
Note: No direct reimbursement to victims for above supports

Financial support also available for:
  • victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime
  • parents of child homicide victims
  • spouses of homicide victims
Volunteers
  • Recruits individuals to provide support to victims
  • Provides individuals with specialized training at no cost
Volunteers will:
  • Assist in developing a personalized safety plan for the victim
  • Provide information about legal assistance and programs
  • Offer referrals to long-term service providers within the community
  • Provide temporary practical and emotional support
Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility
  • Victims of crime and tragic circumstances

VQRP+
  • Victims, immediate family members, and witnesses in the direct aftermath of violent crimes

Volunteers
  • Individuals 18 years of age and over
  • Must undergo mandatory screening
  • Must be available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
Application Process
Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
Fees
None
Documents Required
No documents required
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Copyright
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Last Verified On
April 13, 2021