Barrie and Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service

Site: Barrie

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

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; Email:
Alternate Contact Jeannette Jennings, Coordinator of Volunteers / Victim Services Worker; Phone: 705-527-8778
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours call 1-866-923-3938
Description and Service
Description (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 VCARS office
Location Information
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Barrie ; Blue Mountains ; 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 Police Service
29 Sperling Dr
Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
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Intersection St Vincent St and Cundles Rd E
Mailing Address c/o Barrie and Area VCARS 
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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