Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Volunteers receive in-depth and comprehensive training and provide support to victims of crime  
  • A number of VCARS sites provide support to victims of traumatic events and disasters such as sudden death, fire and natural disasters  
  • VCARS programs work in partnership with local police and emergency services  
  • VCARS programs are managed by volunteer community boards of directors
Description (Agency) Administers programs that provide short-term crisis support to victims of crime
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 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing District
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 ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-472-2649
Fax 705-472-2836
E-Mail info@vsnd.ca
Website victimservicesnipissing.com
Primary Contact Glenna Byers, Victim Services Worker
Primary Executive Carolyn Couchie, Executive Director
Site Location North Bay Police Station
Located In Community North Bay
Address 135 Princess St W
North Bay, ON P1B 8K6
 
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Intersection Princess St W and Ferguson St
Mailing Address PO Box 1532 
North Bay, ON P1B 8K6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)