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  • Volunteers receive in-depth and comprehensive training and provide support to victims of crime
  • 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


Organization: Greenstone Victim Services  
Phone Numbers: 807-854-4357 (807-854-HELP)
After Hours: 807-854-5520 for Emergency Crisis Response Dispatch
Fax: 807-854-0703
Address:
PO Box 537
Geraldton, ON
P0T 1M0
Street
Address
:
1008 Main St
Geraldton
 
Intersection: Main St and Clarke Ave W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Terri Horan - Executive Director
ed.gvs@bellnet.ca
Service Description: Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crimes and tragedy

Located on Main St

  • Offers on-site early intervention and crisis intervention
  • Provides safety planning and referrals to community services
  • Offers enhanced support for vulnerable victims
  • Provides assistance with applications to VQRP
  • Victim Quick Response Program
    • Provides immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including:
      • emergency home safety
      • accommodation
      • meals
      • transportation
      • dependent care costs
      • counselling
      • cellular phones
      • vision care
      • crime scene cleanup
      • funeral expenses
    Additional assistance for victims of human trafficking include:
    • replacement of government documents
    • storage locker
    • dental
    • tattoo removal
    • treatment at a recovery facility
    Note: there is no direct reimbursement to victims
    Sexual Assault Counselling
    • Provides individual counselling to victims and their families
    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

    Meeting: Monthly
    Fees: None
    Application: Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
    Eligibility - Population(s) Served:
    • Victims of crime and tragic circumstances

    VQRP
    • Victims of violent crime who have no other financial resources

    Volunteers
    • Individuals 18 years of age and older
    • A valid driver's license is preferred
    • Undergo mandatory screening
    • Available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
    Sexual Assault Counselling
    • Victims of sexual assault and their families
    Languages: English ; French ; Ojibway
    Area(s) Served:
    District of Thunder Bay  
    See Also: Crisis Intervention
    Victim Services

    This information was last completely updated on April 30, 2018

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    Updated April 30, 2018
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