Victim Services of Peel

Site: Brampton Office

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-568-8800
Crisis Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours 905-568-1068
Fax 905-564-2844
E-Mail info@vspeel.org
Website www.vspeel.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Victim-Services-of-Peel/327191540727283
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/VictimServPeel
Volunteer Coordinator Tammy Rideout, Volunteer Manager; Phone: 905-453-2121 ext 7653; Email: tammy@vspeel.org
Site Information
Located In Community Brampton (City of)
Address & Map
Brampton, ON
 
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Mailing Address 7750 Hurontario St 
Brampton, ON L6V 3W6
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; elevators; accessible washroom
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name South Asian Family Enrichment (SAFE) ; Support Link ; Supportlink ; VCAO ; VCARS ; Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services ; Victim Quick Response Program ; VQRP ; VSOP
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1985
Funding Regional / Municipal - Region of Peel; Peel Regional Police ; Provincial - Ontario. Ministry of Community & Social Services; Ministry of the Attorney Genereal ; United Way
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) On-site early intervention and crisis intervention * safety planning * referrals to community services * provision of cellular telephones for eligible victims * system navigation for vulnerable victims

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 * no direct reimbursement to victims

South Asian Family Enrichment (SAFE): Provides outreach and support to families in the South Asian communities around issues of family violence * provides educational awareness of family violence issues to the South Asian communities, faith and business sectors

Court Support and Advocacy: Provides court support to victims of domestic assault, sexual assault, homicide, and other violent crimes where charges have been laid * advocacy includes communication on behalf of clients, monitoring bail hearings, and same-day outcome feedback to the client

Crisis Intervention: VSOP provides 24 hour, 365 days a year crisis intervention * offers short term counseling, information and referrals to community resources to clients, enabling them to make informed choices * crisis counselors are trained to respond to the emotional needs of individuals at the scene of a crime or tragedy and provide information which is helpful in each individual circumstance * also does scene attendances at the request of Peel Regional Police
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Brampton (City of) ; Mississauga (City of)
Eligibility Provides assistance to people across Brampton and Mississauga who are victims of domestic abuse or traumatic events such as sexual assault, sudden death, and armed robberies

VQRP -- victims of violent crime who have no other financial resources
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self referral
Languages English ; French ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Urdu ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ; Crime Victim Compensation ; General Abuse Prevention ~ South Asian Community ; General Crime Victim Assistance ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Crime Victims ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Traffic Accident Victims ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Workplace Accident Victims ; Mobile Devices ~ Crime Victims ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Crime Victims ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Traffic Accident Victims ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Workplace Accident Victims

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