North Simcoe Victim Services (NSVS) provides crisis intervention and follow up support through its programs. Each person’s reaction to a traumatic incident can be quite personal, however victims of a tragedy or crime often commonly feel as if they have lost complete control over everything in their lives. During the initial aftermath of a tragedy, individuals often want to talk to someone who understands their immediate needs, as it relates to their safety, and the different choices they may have. NSVCS’ intervention ensures all victims feel safe, secure, and linked into any support services that can benefit their situation. Referrals to other service agencies that offer on-going support are also offered.
Victim Quick Response Program – VQRP
Victim Quick Response Program offers limited financial assistance to victims of violent crimes who require immediate assistance that cannot be obtained through other sources.
Eligible victims of homicide, attempt murder, serious assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and hate crimes have access to the following assistance through the Victim Quick Response Program.
Emergency Expenses within 45 days of the date of the incident, for eligible victims, for emergency home safety expenses to secure premises for victim safety, emergency transportation costs, emergency child care and dependent care for elderly and special needs dependents, emergency accommodation, meals and personal care items, emergency vision care, costs for crime scene clean-up and visible hate crime graffiti.
Funeral Expenses within 45 days of the date of the incident to assist eligible families of homicide victims;
Emergency Counselling within 90 days of the date of the incident to provide short-term, early intervention counselling to help victims of serious crimes recover from their experience.