Greenstone Victim Services

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

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
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 enhanced support for vulnerable victims
 
Victim Quick Response Program 
  • Provides immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including: 
    • emergency home safety 
    • accommodation 
    • meals 
    • transportation 
    • dependent care costs 
    • counselling 
    • cellular phones 
    • vision care 
    • crime scene cleanup 
    • funeral expenses
 
Additional assistance for victims of human trafficking include: 
  • replacement of government documents 
  • storage locker 
  • dental 
  • tattoo removal 
  • treatment at a recovery facility
 
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 Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Beardmore ; Geraldton ; Jellicoe ; Longlac ; Nakina
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
  • 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 ; Ojibway ; French -- Interpreter available; Ojibway -- Interpreter available
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-854-4357 (807-854-HELP)
After Hours Phone 807-854-5520 for Emergency Crisis Response Dispatch
Fax 807-854-0703
Social Media Blogger Blogger
Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer, Volunteer Coordinator; Email: jennifer.gvs@bellnet.ca
Primary Executive Terri Horan, Executive Director; Email: ed.gvs@bellnet.ca
Located In Community Geraldton
Address 108 First Ave NE
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
 
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Intersection Main St and First Ave NE
Mailing Address PO Box 537 
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2007
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Attorney General, Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division
Meetings Monthly