Victim Services of Temiskaming and District

Site: Victim Services of Temiskaming and Area

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Volunteers receive in-depth and comprehensive training and provide support to victims of crime and tragic curcumstances 
  • 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 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-Thu 8 am-4 pm 
OPP Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Timiskaming 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 six to eight 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 705-647-0096
Crisis Phone 24 Hour OPP Emergency Services: 1-888-310-1122
Fax 705-647-5646
E-Mail temvcars@ntl.sympatico.ca
Website www.temiskamingvcars.com
Primary Executive Monique Chartrand, Executive Director
Site Location Temiskaming OPP Detachment
Located In Community New Liskeard
Address 300 Armstrong St N
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0
 
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Intersection Armstrong St N and Hessle Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 1312 
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)