Chatham-Kent Victim Services

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-436-6630
Crisis Phone Emergency Contact 519-352-1234 (Chatham-Kent Police Emergency 911 Dispatch - ask for Victim Services)
Fax 519-380-6028
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Primary Contact Kate doForno, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Jennifer Richmond, VQRP Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator Jenny McGregor, Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 - In-person services suspended, all other services provided remotely. 
Contracted by the Ministry of the Attorney General to deliver The Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO) Program * VCAO programs work in partnership with emergency services and community partners * managed by volunteer community boards of directors 
On-site early intervention and crisis intervention for victims of crime and tragic circumstances * needs assessment * safety planning * referrals to community services * provision of cellular telephones for eligible victims * enhanced support for vulnerable victims * assistance with applications to VQRP+ 
Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) -- assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, basic necessities, dependent care costs, counselling, traditional Indigenous health services, cellular phones, vision care, dental care, aids for victims with disabilities, interpretation services, crime scene cleanup, government/medical documents and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes storage locker, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to victims for support listed above * financial support also available for victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime and for parents of child homicide victims and spouses of homicide victims
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Emergency Services Mon-Sun 24 hours * after hours crisis intervention available
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Victims or witnesses of crime and tragic circumstances * VQRP - victims, immediate family members, and witnesses in the direct aftermath of violent crimes
Application Self referral, referral by police, emergency services, or community agencies
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - Interpretation can be arranged if needed
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 2001
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General - Victims & Vulnerable Persons Division ; Donations ; Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General - Ontario Victim Services Secretariat ; Donations
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
Chatham-Kent Police Service
24 Third St
Chatham, ON N7M 5K5
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Intersection Third St and King St
Mailing Address PO Box 366 
24 Third St 
Chatham, ON N7M 5K5
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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