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Superior North Victim Services
Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario, Manitouwadge

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  • 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


Sexual Assault Counselling
  • Provides individual counselling to victims and their families

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
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Head office located in Marathon
  • Volunteers receive in-depth and comprehensive training and provide support to victims of crime
  • A number of VCAO sites provide support to victims of traumatic events and disasters such as sudden death, fire and natural disasters
  • VCAO programs work in partnership with local police and emergency services
  • VCAO programs are managed by volunteer community boards of directors
Hours of Operation
Office Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noonService 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 older
  • A valid driver's license is preferred
  • Undergo mandatory screening
  • Available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
Sexual Assault Counselling
  • Victims of sexual assault and their families
Application Process
Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
Fees
None
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Entrance not accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated handicapped parking space; Washroom not accessible;
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(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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