Victim Services of Peel

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Description & Services
Alternate Name VCAO ; VQRP ; VSOP
Description Immediate crisis intervention and other related services to persons victimized by crime or tragic circumstance  
 
Services include:•Crisis Intervention - short term counseling * attendance * resources, education, advocacy, community help program (REACH)  
•Community Information Sessions - program provided at the request of community organization, school, police services or religious institution to raise awareness about the available support services for victims of crime and tragic circumstances in Peel Region 
•Court Advocacy  
•South Asian Family Enrichment  
•Transitional and Housing Support  
•Victim Quick Response 
 
Court Advocacy: Assists as a court advocate within the judicial process to help ensure that victims’ rights are upheld and that courts take the required steps to maintain clients’ safety. Includes communication on behalf of clients 
•monitoring of bail hearings, same-day outcome communications to the client 
 
Crisis Intervention: 24/7 helpline: immediate emotional and practical support to individuals and families who have been victimized by crime or tragic circumstance. Offer healing through counselling, advocacy and education and support through - short term counselling, scene attendance, resources, education, advocacy, community, help program (REACH) 
 
South Asian Family Enrichment (SAFE) Program: provides support to families who are caught in the cycle of family violence * offers: help with immediate crisis intervention, promote healing through counseling and advocacy. Collaborate with individuals, cultural centres, businesses and religious organizations within ethno-specific communities, the agency offers culturally appropriate services that help women, children and men eliminate violence within their families. Volunteers are specially trained and work closely with professional counsellors and other agencies in the community, providing advocacy and ongoing support to South Asian clients in difficult circumstances 
 
Transitional Housing and Support Program: immediate crisis intervention, promotes healing through counseling and advocacy * helps women in abusive relationships transition to a life that is independent of their abusers and free from violence * develop structured transition and safety plans  
 
Victims Quick Response: provides timely financial assistance to victims of violent crime * designed to support victims in the immediate aftermath of a violent crime, to lessen the impact of the event, and to increase a victim’s safety * intended to help contribute to the costs of counselling, funeral and emergency expenses * support available to victims of homicide (including attempted murder), serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Crisis-Line: Daily 24 hours
Areas Served Brampton ; Mississauga
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Fees None
Languages English ; French ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Urdu ; Interpretive Services
Contact Information
Mailing Address 7750 Hurontario St 
Brampton, ON L6V 3W6
Office Phone 905-568-8800
Fax 905-564-2844
Crisis Phone 905-568-1068 (Daily 24 hours)
E-Mail info@vspeel.org
Website www.vspeel.org
Primary Executive Lana Burchett, Executive Director; Phone: 905-453-2121 ext 7650; Email: lana@vspeel.org
Alternate Executive Kelly Escobar, Fundraising and Communications Coordinator; Phone: 905-453-2121 ext 7651; Email: kelly@vspeel.org
Volunteer Coordinator Tammy Rideout, Manager, Volunteer Resources & Development; Phone: 905-453-2121 ext 7653; Email: tammy@vspeel.org
Other Details
Established 1986
Funding Regional / 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
Subjects Accompaniment 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

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