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 safety planning, referrals to community services, provision of cellular telephones for eligible victims 
  • Offers system navigation for vulnerable victims
 
Victim Quick Response Program 
  • Provides immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including: 
    • emergency home safety 
    • accommodations 
    • meals 
    • transportation 
    • dependent care costs 
    • counselling 
    • cellular phones 
    • vision care 
    • crime scene cleanup 
    • funeral expenses
 
Note: there is no direct reimbursement to 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 of violent crime who have no other financial resources
 
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 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