Mushkegowuk Council

Site: Ininiwak E Wichihitochik Victim Services

Service: Victim Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Victim Services workers cover the following communities: 
  • Moosonee and Moose Factory: Samantha Wesley 
  • Fort Albany and Kashechewan: Christine Solomon-Hardisty 
  • Attawapiskat and Peawanuk: Helen J Kataquapit
Description (Service)
  • Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crime and tragedy 
  • Provides information and referrals to appropriate resources and services  
  • Ensures victims receive and continue to receive support and assistance  
  • Advocates on behalf of victims  
  • Provides on-site or telephone assistance
 
Helps victims:  
  • Cope with the impact of a traumatic event  
  • Identify options and choices at a time when victims may need guidance and direction  
  • Regain a sense of personal control  
  • Return their life to a desired degree of stability  
  • Validate emotions and reactions
 
Provides support for the following types of occurrence: 
  • Assault  
  • Break and enter 
  • Death notification  
  • Domestic violence  
  • Elder abuse  
  • Homicide  
  • Motor vehicle accidents  
  • Multi-casualty occurrences  
  • Robbery  
  • Sexual Assault  
  • Suicide
 
Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)
 
Provides immediate assistance to victims of violent crime
 
Financial Assistance available for:  
  • Crime scene cleanup requiring specialized services  
  • Emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available 
  • Emergency care of a child or elderly person 
  • Emergency home repairs to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims  
  • Funeral expenses for homicide victims
 
Provides financial assistance for the following:  
  • Short term, early intervention counselling 
  • Transportation costs
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
Emergency Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation ; Fort Albany First Nation ; Kashechewan First Nation ; Moose Factory ; Moosonee ; Weenusk First Nation - Peawanuk
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Must be one of the member First Nations within the Mushkegowuk Territory 
  • Children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present 
  • Individuals affected by crime and tragedy including victims of homicide, attempted murder, serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crime
Application
  • Services are provided at a local level in each of the communities 
  • Emergency Services workers and/or Police will arrange for services with a victim's consent
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-658-2164
Toll Free Phone 1-855-658-2164
After Hours Phone Emergencies only: 705-336-8605
Fax 705-658-2188
E-Mail victimservices@mushkegowuk.ca
Website www.mushkegowuk.ca
Primary Executive Pauline Murphy, Victim Services Regional Coordinator; Email: paulinemurphy@mushkegowuk.ca
Located In Community Moose Factory
Address 1 Centre Rd
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Victim Services 
PO Box 370 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)