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Health Sciences North

Violence Intervention and Prevention Program

Provides 24-hour emergency services to adults experiencing immediate, intimate partner violence and sexual assault
These services include:
  • Community liaison
  • Court testimony
  • Forensic documentation and photography
  • Individual or group counselling
  • Medical assessment and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Safety planning and risk assessment
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection assessment and treatment
At the Emergency Department, the VIPP nurse will respond within 30-45 minutes to meet with the individual to discuss treatment and forensic options. Assessment is confidential.
Hours of Operation
Administration Mon-Fri 8 am-10 pm
Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
The time between the actual incident and presenting to the program should be less than 72 hours

Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • No referral required
  • Individuals who have experienced violence and require services may present at the Emergency Department and ask for the VIPP Nurse to be paged
  • Individuals seeking counselling services are advised to contact the program directly for information
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
June 20, 2019