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Organization: Rainy River District Victim Services Program - Fort Frances Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-274-5687
Toll-Free: 1-866-484-5687
Crisis: 9-1-1
Fax: 807-274-5690
PO Box 683
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 3M9
334 Scott St
Fort Frances
Intersection: Scott St and Portage Ave
Location: Located on Scott St across the street from RBC Royal Bank
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Peggy Loyie - Program Manager
807-274-5688 *
Erma Armit - Sexual Assault Counsellor
Service Description: Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crime and tragedy

Located on Scott St near Portage Ave

  • 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

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

    • Victims of violent crime who have no other financial resources
    • Individuals 18 years of age and over
    • Must undergo mandatory screening
    • Must be available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
    Languages: English
    Area(s) Served:
    District of Kenora, District of Rainy River  
    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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