Description & Services
Public Comments Head office located in Marathon 
 
  • 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 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
 
Sexual Assault Counselling 
  • Provides individual counselling to victims and their families
 
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 9 am-12 noon 
Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Heron Bay ; Manitouwadge
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 older 
  • A valid driver's license is preferred 
  • Undergo mandatory screening 
  • Available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
 
Sexual Assault Counselling 
  • Victims of sexual assault and their families
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-826-4171
Toll Free Phone 1-888-822-7792
Fax Marathon office: 807-229-8894
E-Mail info@snvs.ca
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Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Madetsky, Volunteer Coordinator
Located In Community Manitouwadge
Address 1 Healthcare Cres, 1st Fl
Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0
 
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Intersection Shebandowan Ave and Manitou Rd
Mailing Address Box 3035 
Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance not accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated handicapped parking space; Washroom not accessible;
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2007
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)