Manitoulin Northshore Victim Services

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Description & Services
Public Comments This service is used by the Manitoulin and North Shore police, UCCM Anishnaabe Police, Manitoulin OPP, Sagamok Anishinabek Police Service, Espanola Town Police, Espanola OPP and Wikwemikong Tribal Police forces
Description (Agency) Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crimes, tragedy and disaster
Description (Service)
  • Offers on-site early intervention and crisis intervention 
  • Provides needs assessment, safety planning and referrals to community services 
  • Offers enhanced support for vulnerable victims 
  • Provides assistance with applications to VQRP+
 
Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) 
 
Provides assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including: 
  • home safety 
  • accommodation 
  • meals 
  • transportation 
  • basic necessities 
  • dependent care costs 
  • counselling 
  • traditional Indigenous health services 
  • cellular phones 
  • vision care 
  • dental care 
  • aids for victims with disabilities 
  • interpretation services 
  • crime scene cleanup 
  • government/medical documents 
  • funeral expenses
 
Additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes: 
  • storage locker 
  • tattoo removal 
  • treatment at a recovery facility
 
Note: No direct reimbursement to victims for above supports 
 
Financial support also available for: 
  • victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime 
  • parents of child homicide victims 
  • spouses of homicide victims
 
 
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
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Program: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Espanola ; Manitoulin Island ; Massey ; Nairn Centre ; Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Eligibility
  • Victims of crime and tragic circumstances
 
VQRP+ 
  • Victims, immediate family members, and witnesses in the direct aftermath of violent crimes
 
Volunteers 
  • Individuals 18 years of age and over 
  • Require a valid driver's license 
  • Undergo mandatory screening 
  • Must be available for three 12-hour shifts per month or equivalent
Application
  • Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self-referral 
  • Drop ins welcome
Languages English ; French ; Ojibway
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-370-3378
Toll Free Phone 1-866-392-7733
Fax 705-370-3381
E-Mail victimservices@vianet.ca
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Primary Executive Ashley Jewell, Executive Director; Email: mnvs@vianet.ca
Located In Community Little Current
Address 15 Water St E, Unit 2
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
 
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Intersection Water St E and Worthington St
Mailing Address PO Box 702 
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1997
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General