Victim Services of Simcoe County

Site: Barrie

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Public Comments COVID-19 Response 
In-person services are suspended * all other services are being provided remotely 
For Support: 
* Call 705-725-7025 Ext 2120 
* Email: 
Crisis Phone 1-866-923-3938
Office Phone 705-725-7025 Ext 2120
After Hours Phone 1-866-923-3938
Fax 705-727-7970
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Primary Contact Marie McCallum, Executive Director; Phone: 705-436-2141 ext 2022 * 705-725-7025 ext 2120; Email:
Alternate Contact Brent Lebel, Volunteer Coordinator / Victim Services Worker; Phone: 705-527-8778 * 705-725-7025 ext 2120; Email:
Hours COVID-19 Response 
In-person services suspended * call or email for support 
Regular Hours 
Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours call 1-866-923-3938
Description and Service
Former Name Barrie and Area VCARS ; VCARS
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
In-person services are suspended * all other services are being provided remotely 
For Support: 
* Call 705-725-7025 Ext 2120 
* Email: 
Crisis Phone 1-866-923-3938 
Regular Service 
On-site early intervention and crisis intervention * needs assessment * safety planning * referrals to community services * enhanced support for vulnerable victims * assistance with applications to VQRP+ 
Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) -- 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 and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes storage locker, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to victims for support listed above * financial support also available for victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime and for parents of child homicide victims and spouses of homicide victims
Eligibility Victims of crime and tragic circumstances * VQRP+ -- victims, immediate family members, and witnesses in the direct aftermath of violent crimes
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self referral
Languages English ; French - Reception, Website, Programs, Publications ; Other languages available on request
Fees None
Volunteer Description Volunteers are minimum age of 21 years * Police Record clearances and immediate access to a cell phone and vehicle while on duty are required * mandatory training course is provided * volunteers must also commit to scheduling a minimum of four twelve hour on-call shifts per month * applications are available at the Victim Services office
Location Information
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Midland ; New Tecumseth ; Oro-Medonte ; Penetanguishene ; Simcoe County ; Springwater ; Tay ; Tiny ; Wasaga Beach
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Emergency Services Campus
110 Fairview Rd
Barrie, ON L4N 8X8
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Intersection Hwy 400 and Essa Rd
Mailing Address c/o Victim Services of Simcoe County 
132 Commerce Park Dr, Unit K, Suite 122 
Barrie, ON L4N 0Z7
Physical Access Fully Accessible - elevators with audible indicator (Barrie Police Service)

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