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Organization: Sunset Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service - Regional Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-467-2815
Toll-Free: 1-877-467-2815
After Hours: 1-877-467-2815
Fax: 807-467-8354
c/o Sunset Area VCARS
308 Second St S, Unit 18
Kenora, ON
P9N 1G4
Street Address:
Market Square
308 Second St, Unit 18
Intersection: Second St S and Matheson St
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Door bell for service; Washroom -- Accessible
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Emergency Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Tanisha Grandbois - Executive Director
Service Description: Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services Mon-Sun 24 hours to individuals affected by crime and tragedy

Located at Main St S near 1st St S

  • 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

    • 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

    Meetings: Monthly
    Fees: None
    • Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral
    • Police and/or Emergency Services can arrange to access services for a client with their consent by calling the toll-free number
    Eligibility / Target Population:
    • Victims of crime and tragic circumstances

    • Victims of violent crime who have no other financial resources

    • Individuals 18 years of age and over
    • Require a valid driver's license
    • Undergo mandatory screening
    • Available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
    Languages: English
    Area Served:
    District of Kenora  
    See Also: Crisis Intervention
    Victim Services

    This information was last completely updated on April 30, 2018

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