Ah-Shawah-Bin Sioux Lookout/Lac Seul Victim Support Services

Site: Sioux Lookout Office

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Description & Services
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 Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Hudson ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Sioux Lookout
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 ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1700
After Hours Phone OPP Communications Centre 1-888-310-1122
Fax 807-737-1701
E-Mail ahshawbin@sioux-online.com
Website www.ahshawahbinvictimservices.ca
Primary Executive Geneva Sainnawap, Victim Services Coordinator
Alternate Executive Shauntell Vincent, Victim Services Support Worker, Hudson; Phone: 807-582-9800; Fax: 807-582-9855; Email: lssupportworker@tbaytel.net
Site Location Sioux Lookout
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 56C Front St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
 
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Intersection Front St and 4th Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 1327 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2003
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) ; Donations