Description & Services
Public 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
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
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Cochrane ; Smooth Rock Falls
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 three 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 705-272-2598
Toll Free Phone 1-877-264-4208
Fax 705-272-2628
E-Mail csrvcars@puc.net
Website www.csrvcars.com/
Primary Contact Lucette Lévêque, Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-272-2598 * Smooth Rock Falls 705-338-2188
Located In Community Cochrane
Address 144 4th St W, Unit B
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
 
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Intersection 4th St W and 5th Ave
Mailing Address Box 2592 
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)
Meetings Board: Sep-Jun First Mon of the month