Rainy River District Victim Services Program

Site: Fort Frances Office

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crime 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-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Rainy River District ; Includes the 10 First Nation communities in the Fort Frances Tribal Area (excluding Onegaming)
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 
  • Must undergo mandatory screening 
  • Must be available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-5687
Toll Free Phone 1-866-484-5687
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 807-274-5690
Website www.rrdvsp.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Volunteer Coordinator Sue Carlson, Volunteer Coordinator; Email: vc@rrdvsp.ca
Primary Executive Peggy Loyie, Program Manager; Phone: 807-274-5688; Email: pm@rrdvsp.ca
Alternate Executive Erma Armit, Sexual Assault Counsellor; Email: earmit@jam21.net
Site Location Located on Scott St across the street from RBC Royal Bank
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 334 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
 
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Intersection Scott St and Portage Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 683 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)