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 (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
Hours Wed 9 am-4:30 pm 
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: on call only
Areas Served Sturgeon Falls
Eligibility
  • Victims of crime and tragic circumstances
 
VQRP+ 
  • Victims, immediate family members, and witnesses in the direct aftermath of violent crimes
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-753-9194 
North Bay 705-472-2836
E-Mail info@vsnd.ca
Website vsnd.ca
Located In Community Sturgeon Falls
Address 225 Holditch St
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
 
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Intersection Holditch St and Front St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)