How We Can Help
What we do:
Our volunteers are available to provide support in the first few critical hours after an incident, particularly important for victims who do not have a support base of family or friends.
Our role is to alleviate the impact of crime or tragedy on its victims. At the time of the incident, we provide a listening ear, comfort, and reassurance either by phone or in person; in the victim’s home or at the hospital. A follow up consultation is provided when necessary to determine what further information or support the victim requires.
In cases where a court appearance is necessary, we contact the victim/witness to offer information on court procedures and upcoming court dates. We are available to provide court preparation and accompany the victim/witness to court.
We provide resource material and information for victims of crime or tragedy, such as: domestic violence, sudden death, harassment, threats, assault, sexual assault, property crimes, suicide, robbery, Emergency Protection Orders, Victim Impact Statements, Restitution for victims and the Financial Benefits for Victims of Violent Crime Program.
Other community agencies and organizations may be helpful to you.
We can connect and refer you to:
- Local Community Agencies
- Crown Prosecutors
- Child and Family Services
- Support Groups
- Counselling Agencies
- Medical Examiner’s Office