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Organization: Victim Services of Haldimand-Norfolk-New Credit - Simcoe OPP Police Station  
Toll-Free: 1-800-264-6671
Crisis: 911
Email: info@victimserviceshn.com
Website: www.victimserviceshn.com
Address:
Simcoe Police Department
548 Queensway W
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 4J9
Intersection: Rob Blake Way and Queensway W
Location: Simcoe
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Service Description: Community based-volunteer driven organization of volunteer crisis support workers * provides crisis support, practical assistance, information and referral programs to victim of crime, tragic circumstance and disaster * emergency response personal may call on the program to provide immediate assistance or to recommend the victim to the agency

Crisis intervention program/telephone service * provides immediate assistance to people experiencing emotional distress * aims to defuse the crisis, ensure the person's safety, and assist the person with taking steps to resolve the problem * supports include supportive counselling, safety planning, and referrals to community resources or services for ongoing assistance * crisis support may also be provided by telephone

Services include:
  • 24/7 victim support line
  • safety planning
  • the victim quick response program - VQRP
  • the mobile emergency response system - MERS
  • benevolent fund
  • emergency accommodation

Mobile Emergency Response System (MERS): private-public sector alliance involving Victim Services Agencies and GPS Services Provider * enabled intervention strategy * client must be a resident of Haldimand/Norfolk/New Credit and made a complaint to police of physical violence or threats of violence

Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP): provide immediate support services to victims and aim to increase immediate safety of victims of violent crime *financial assistance for: funeral expenses, counselling services, emergency expenses, transportation costs, emergency home repairs, emergency childcare / dependent care for elderly or special need dependents, emergency accommodation and meals and crime scene cleanup * no direct reimbursement to victims

Safe Bed/Residential Crisis Services - Short-term residential crisis assessment and stabilization program for individuals and families in need of emergency accommodation * assists people in emotional distress by providing a therapeutic environment * crisis counselling and support services * voluntary alternative to hospitalization * long-term housing solution provided by Salvation Army Housing Advocate

Safety Planning - Outlines the specific steps needed to be taken to protect or remove oneself from abusive or harmful situations * suicide safety planning lists personal strategies people may use when contemplating hurting or ending their life * safety planning with contact lists of loved ones, safe places to go, or telephone numbers for crisis or suicide prevention hotlines/helplines

Fees: None
Application: Referral through police and emergency responders, community agency or self-referrals
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Victim of crime, tragic circumstance and disaster * varies per program
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Norfolk and area  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Victim Services

This information was last completely updated on April 18, 2018

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