Victim Services Wellington

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Contact Information
Alternate Name HT1 ; Project Lifesafer ; VCAO ; VCARS ; Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services ; Victim Quick Response Program ; VQRP
E-Mail victim@vswguelph.on.ca
Website www.vswguelph.on.ca
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Primary Contact Carol Daly, Program Coordinator Wellington South; Phone: Guelph 519-824-1212 ext 7304; Email: cdaly@vswguelph.on.ca
Alternate Contact Raquel Hall, Direct Service Coordinator; Phone: Teviotdale 519-417-1235; Email: vsmtfrst@vswguelph.on.ca
Primary Executive Elizabeth Kent, Executive Director; Phone: 519-824-1212 ext 7205
Site Location Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
15 Wyndham St S
Guelph, ON N1H 4C6
 
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Intersection Wyndham St S and Fountain St
Other Locations Teviotdale Location
6725 Wellington Rd 109, RR1
Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Community-based organization that assists police and emergency services to provide short term emotional support and practical assistance to victims of crime, trauma and tragic circumstances.
Description (Service) On-site early intervention and crisis intervention * safety planning * referrals to community services * enhanced support for vulnerable victims * assistance with applications to VQRP

Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) -- immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including emergency home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, dependent care costs, counselling, cellular phones, vision care, crime scene cleanup, and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes replacement of government documents, storage locker, dental, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to victims

Project Lifesaver: provides wrist transmitters to individuals who may wander due to cognitive impairment * suitable for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (VSW partners with Wellington County OPP and Guelph Police Service)

Spira Fire Victim Relief Fund: financial aid for those experiencing material loss due to a residential fire and are uninsured
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * service Mon-Sun 24 hours - police referral
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Victims of crime and tragic circumstances * VQRP -- victims of violent crime who have no other financial resources 
 
Project Lifesaver: client must live in Guelph or Wellington County
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self referral 
 
Project Lifesaver: contact Victim Services Wellington for information
Languages English ; Spanish ; Interpretive Services
Fees Project Lifesaver: $400 initial charge for transmitter bracelet * $10 for battery replacement * fee assistance available - contact Victim Services for information
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1997
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General
Subjects
Service Categories Case/Care Management ~ Crime Victims ; Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Victim Compensation ~ Victims of Human Trafficking ; General Crime Victim Assistance ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Crime Victims ; Locator Aids ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Crime Victims