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Sudbury and Area Victim Services
Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

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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 supportsFinancial 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
Comments
  • 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 8:30 am-4:30 pmService 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
  • Require a valid driver's license
  • Undergo mandatory screening
  • Available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
Application Process
Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 12, 2019

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