Victim Services of Peel

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Record #: CMH0136 Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 19 Jul 2013
Record Details
Social MediaWebsite Website: www.vspeel.org/site/index.php
SOCIAL_MEDIA_ICONWebsite
Description & Services
Alternate NameDVERS ; SupportLink ; VCARS ; VSOP ; VCARS ; VSOP
DescriptionVictim Services provides immediate crisis intervention and other related services to persons victimized by crime or tragic circumstance * programs include* Crisis Intervention / Short Term Counselling * provides crisis counselling to individuals, families, businesses and organizations * offers counselling by phone, in the workplace and at Victim Services' offices * attends at the scene with Peel Regional Police and other EMS * offers court support and transmission of court results to victims of crime * relays information from victims to the Office of the Crown Attorney * monitors bail hearings * advocates on behalf of victims to ensure that victim's rights are upheld and that the required steps are taken to ensure safety for the victim Supportlink offers enhanced protection, intensive safety planning and on-going counselling for people deemed at high risk of experiencing violence, usually by their estranged partner * offers 9-1-1 one-touch emergency cell phones to summon emergency support on a priority basis * assists women (who have been victimized by violence and who choose to leave their assailant) to establish violence-free lives for themselves and their children, by developing personal safety plans with them * monitors progress through frequent interventions that review personal goals and identify possible barriers to success * offers the development of a personal network of support services that work closely with individuals and families to meet the stated goals in their personal contracts * REACH (Resources, Advocacy, Community Help) * offers an information clearinghouse to provide individuals, groups and organizations about resources in the community * distributes REACH packages through the mail or in person at the office * SAFE (South Asian Family Enrichment) Program - provides culturally appropriate services through partnerships between coordinators and mentors who assist women, men and children to eliminate the violence within their families and restore safety to all individuals Diversification Through Volunteers - volunteer recruitment, training, recognition and retention programs facilitate the integration of volunteers into all aspects of the agency's client service and business operations* Victim Quick Response Program offers timely financial support to victims of the most violent crimes who have no other financial resources.
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas ServedBrampton ; Mississauga
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Urdu ; Interpretive Services
Contact Information
Mailing Address7750 Hurontario St 
Brampton, ON L6V 3W6
Office Phone905-568-8800
Fax905-564-2844
Crisis PhoneMon-Sun 24 hours 905-568-1068
E-Mailinfo@vspeel.org
Websitewww.vspeel.org
Primary ExecutiveLana Burchett, Executive Director; Phone: 905-568-8800 ext 7650; Email: lana@vspeel.org
Volunteer CoordinatorTammy Rideout, Volunteer Manager; Phone: 905-568-8800 ext 7651; Email: tammy@vspeel.org
Other Details
Established1985
FundingRegional / Municipal - Region of Peel; Peel Regional Police ; Provincial - Ontario. Ministry of Community & Social Services; Ministry of the Attorney Genereal ; United Way
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsAccompaniment services ; Assaulted women ; Counselling ; Court assistance ; Crime victims ; Crisis intervention ; Cultural communities ; Elder abuse ; Family violence ; Information and referral ; Multiculturalism ; Security systems ; South Asian community ; Telephone support ; Woman abuse