Victim Services of York Region

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Record #: NKT0950 Last Modified: 20 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 22 Jan 2014
Record Details
FundingProvincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way ; Ministry of the Attorney General's Victim Service Division, United Way of York Region, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Local Community Fundraising, Donations
Meetings3rd Wednesday night of each month (attendance is mandatory)
Former NameVCARS ; Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services
Address16775 Yonge St, Unit 200B
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8J4
 
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Mailing Address16775 Yonge St, Unit 200B 
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8J4
Office Phone905-953-5363
Fax905-954-1057
Toll Free Phone1-866-876-5423 ext 6790
E-mailvictimservices@yrp.ca
Websitewww.yrp.ca/victim-services.aspx
Executive 1Jason Ladd, Board Chair; Phone: 905-953-5363
Contact 1Deb Phillips, Manager Volunteer Program; Phone: 905-953-5363; Email: 8715@yrp.ca
Areas ServedYork Region ; Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Aurora, King, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Thornhill, Richmond Hill
Hours24 hours a day, 7 days a week
LanguagesEnglish ; Chinese; Interpreters used for all other languages
EligibilityAges: 21 year(s) and up 
 
Volunteers: people aged 21 and up, strong empathetic interest in helping persons in crisis * Intense Training Program offered - 60 hours of Tier 1 training * Criminal Record Check & positive references required
DescriptionWorks in partnership with York Regional Police, O.P.P. and Fire Services to provide 24 hour emotional support and crisis response to persons victimized by crime or tragic circumstance * programs include on-scene response, telephone crisis response, community collaboration, support link * domestic violence * family occurrences * sexual assault * assault * robbery * fire * break & enter * homicide * sudden death * traffic accidents * property crimes/damage * criminal harassment *fatal motor vehicle accident
SubjectsAdvocacy ; Assaulted men ; Crime victims ; Crisis intervention ; Crisis lines ; Distress lines ; Family violence ; Sexual assault ; Victim support ; Volunteer opportunities
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