Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Service
Sunset Area VCARS is a not-for-profit community response program for the entire area that provides immediate short-term emotional and practical support and referral services to victims of crimes and tragic circumstances, 24 hours, seven days a week.
Our service area extends from the Manitoba Border, to White Dog FN, to Red lake Area, to Ignace, to Nestor Falls and all cities, towns, municipalities, villages and First Nation Communities within these boundaries.
Police officers and other Emergency Service Providers are able to contact Sunset Area VCARS for support, when needed. Where possible Sunset Area VCARS will send a team of trained crisis intervention volunteers to provide on-site, short-term assistance to victims and provide Victims with referrals to community agencies for long-term assistance.
Emergency service providers (Police, ambulance, fire) and victims of crime and tragic circumstances can contact us by calling:
1-807-467-2815 or Toll Free at: 1-877-467-2815
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How Our Services Work
When a 24/7 crisis call is received, trained volunteers and/or staff will be dispatched to respond in person or via phone to provide immediate support to victims of crime and tragic circumstance. Requests for assistance or referrals can be made by police, emergency services, community agencies or by self-referral. Referrals can by made by phone, fax, email or by visiting the office.
For immediate assistance contacting our office by phone is mandatory Toll Free: 1-877-467-2815
We provide Victims with short-term emotional and practical support as needed or until long-term support is secured. Our goal is to ensure the safety, emotional well-being and support network of the victim. Some of our services include providing assistance through transportation, accommodations, personal care items, making phone calls, accompaniment to appointments and much more.
If a victim is eligible, we are able to access financial assistance through our VQRP (Victim Quick Response Program). VQRP Program funding is used for safety related expenses such as securing homes, providing safe shelter and meeting the basic needs of the victim in the immediate aftermath of a crime. These funds can be accessed immediately if the victim meets the eligibility requirements of the program.
Sunset Area VCARS is always in need of dedicated volunteers.
Read more about this exciting opportunity on our volunteer page or contact us at:
Kenora: 1-807-467-2815 Toll Free: 1-877-467-2815