Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
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;
- 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.