Ottawa Victim Services
|Description and Services|
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm|
|Description||Provides emotional support, practical assistance, referrals and advocacy to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, without judgment in order to lessen the impact of victimization. |
Victim Crisis and Referral Services (VCARS): Short-term practical and emotional needs of individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, and their longer-term needs by referral to appropriate existing community agencies.
Supportlink: Offers personalized safety planning, referrals for ongoing support and a 911 cell phone to qualified individuals * offered to high risk individuals who have been victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.
Small list of the qualifications for a 911 cell phone: the individual does not already own a cell phone * the individual is not living with the accused * the individual is willing to have ongoing contact with the Supportlink Coordinator * All individuals qualify for safety planning, regardless of their ability to meet the criteria for a 911 cell phone.
Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP): Provides timely financial assistance to eligible individuals who have been victimized by violent crime (homicide, attempted murder, serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crime) and/or their family members.
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up |
Individuals 16 years of age and over
|Application||Referral by police, Fire Department, community services or self-referral|
|Languages of Service||English ; French ; Interpretive Services|
|Areas Served||Ottawa (City of)|
|After Hours Phone||Answering machine|
|Primary Contact||Tracy Bray, Program Coordinator, VCARS; Phone: 613-238-2762 ext 226; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Contact||Pamela Pizarro, Program Coordinator, Supportlink; Phone: 613-238-2762 ext 228; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Steve Sullivan, Executive Director; Phone: 613-238-2762 ext 222; Email: email@example.com|
|Legal Name||Ottawa Victim Services-Services aux Victimes d'Ottawa|
|Alternate Name||Supportlink ; VASOC ; VCARS ; Victim Assistance Services of Ottawa Carleton ; Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Services ; Victime Quick Response Program|
|Former Name||Services aux victimes d'Ottawa-Carleton (SAVOC) ; Victim Assistance Services of Ottawa-Carleton (VASOC)|
|Location & Accessibility|
250 City Centre Ave, Ste 600
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
|Intersection||Preston St and Albert St|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules|
|Subjects||Abuse ; Assault ; Assaulted men ; Charitable status ; Counselling ; Crime victims ; Crisis intervention ; Disaster services ; Disasters ; Elder abuse ; Emergencies ; Family violence ; Nonprofit organizations ; Sexual assault ; Sexual assault victims ; Stress ; Woman abuse|
|Elections||The Board of Directors is elected.|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 884823428 RR0001|