Victim Services of Temiskaming and District

Site: Victim Services of Kirkland Lake and Area

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Volunteers receive in-depth and comprehensive training and provide support to victims of crime and tragic circumstances 
  • 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
Description (Agency) Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crimes and tragedy
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • 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

This organization is a Registered Charity
Hours Office Mon-Thu 8:30 am-3:30 pm 
OPP Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Timiskaming District
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 six to eight 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-568-2154
Crisis Phone OPP Emergency Services: 1-888-310-1122 * 24 Hour Service
Fax 705-568-2153
E-Mail klvictimservices@kdhospital.com
Website www.temiskamingvcars.com
Site Location Kirkland & District Hospital
Located In Community Kirkland Lake
Address Kirkland and District Hospital
145 Government Rd E, Room 310
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4
 
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Intersection Government Rd E and Sylvanite Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 1312 
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit