North Simcoe Victim Services

Site: Orillia

Office Phone 705-325-5578
Fax 705-323-9869
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Primary Contact Kim Hewitt, Acting Executive Director; Phone: ‪; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Phone: ‪; Email:
Hours * Volunteer Crisis Responders are available Mon-Sun 24 hours  
* Office staff available: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Description and Service
Former Name North Simcoe Victim Crisis Services
Description (Agency) Assists the Police and other emergency services in meeting the needs of victims of crime and other tragic circumstances.
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 ; Interpretive Services - Interpretation
Fees None
Volunteer Description To become a volunteer: application form, interview, Police check, three references, 60-hour training (20 sessions), agree to be on-call for a minimum of 2 12-hour shifts per month, and Oath of Confidentiality required.Training: starts in the Fall, throughout the year
Location Information
Areas Served Orillia and area
Located In Community Orillia
Address & Map
66 Peter St S
Orillia, ON L3V 5B1
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Intersection Peter St S and Colborne St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Record Details
Print Material Booklets on: Elder Abuse, Death and Suicide, Attempted Suicide, Domestic Violence, Break and Enter, Robbery, Sexual assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents

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