Victim Services provides victims of crime and/or traumatic circumstances with immediate support and referrals to available programs and services.
Twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, our crisis program allows us to attend at the scene of crimes or tragedies with police and emergency services and offer crisis intervention services, counseling referrals and information.
OUR TEAMS OF TRAINED CRISIS RESPONDERS WILL:
Provide emotional support including answering questions and providing information that helps lessen the impact of trauma.
Provide practical assistance as needed. This may include transportation and/or accompanying you to emergency services (i.e. a shelter or hospital), making phone calls upon request or other helpful tasks.
Provide you with appropriate and helpful information relevant to your situation.
Provide referrals to services in the community that aids you in accessing resources for further assistance.
Assistance in identifying and gathering natural supports.
Encourage opportunity to talk and have your feelings validated.
Educate and empower.
Assistance in developing personal safety plans.
VSML can provide Victim Advocacy.
601 Dundas Street, London, ON N6B 1X1