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Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

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The Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO) Program provides support for individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance that is client-centered and culturally-competent. Staff work in partnership with Police, Emergency Services, and other community service providers to meet the immediate needs of individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance. Navigating the initial stages of any crisis can be stressful and confusing. Staff or a team of volunteers can offer the following:

  • Emotional Support;
  • Resources and Referrals;
  • Safety Planning;
  • Needs Assessment;
  • Advocacy;
  • Practical Assistance;
  • Client Follow up;
  • Assess eligibility and apply to the Victim Quick Response Program + (VQRP+).

Children under the age of 16 years old require consent from a parent or guardian to receive services.