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Victim Services Toronto

Description
COVID19 -- All on-scene or in-person visits are suspended until further notice * phone assistance available * all voice mail messages will be returned * referrals from community agencies can be made to main phone line * police officers should use dedicated line or email for referrals * all TEAR workshops temporarily cancelled ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Immediate crisis response, intervention and safety services, on site and by telephone * Enhanced Services -- case management and coordination, advocacy, links to community services, prevention, system navigation for vulnerable clients * online library * Safety Planning Booklet available online in a variety of languages * Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario and Victim Quick Response Program+ -- see separate entryHigh Risk Support Services -- case management for high risk victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault * includes in-depth safety planning at client's residence or other location of her/his choice, short and long-term goals assessment, linking/referrals to community and government services, case coordination, advocacy and counselling * assistance completing Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP+) applicationsTEAR (Teens Ending Abusive Relationships), tear@victimservicestoronto.com -- violence prevention through education * In a Digital World -- workshops for middle and high school students on healthy and unhealthy in person and online relationships * Youth Leadership Program -- recruitment and training to promote healthy relationships and raise awareness about abusive and harmful relationships * #TEARtalk -- weekly Twitter chat run by TEAR Youth LeadersTrauma Dog Program -- certified trauma and handler team provide comfort to young victims of crime and sudden tragedy * priority to children and youth * available to clients of Victim Services TorontoVolunteer Program -- recruits, trains and engages volunteers * opportunities include Victim Crisis Response, Interpreting, Board of Directors, fundraising and outreach * volunteer and student placement application available online or email info@victimservicestoronto.com
Eligibility
Individuals 16 years and older, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies, including domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, assault, homicide, suicide, elder abuse, workplace or motor vehicle accident, gun violence, sudden death, community disaster or crisis, home invasion, robbery, fraud, abduction, hate crime * children up to 16 years with consent from parent or guardian

High Risk Support Services -- individuals 16 years and older, who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking and at high risk of repeated violence or death

Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;

Residency Requirements: City of Toronto
Application Process
Self referral, or referral by police, community or government organization
Phone
24 hours 416-808-7066
Crisis
24 hours 416-808-7066
Fax
416-808-7104
Website
Email
Languages
Cantonese, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu, American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hindi, Italian, Other - Access to other languages varies according to availability of staff and volunteers, or community agency interpreters, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu
Contact
Sarah Rogers, Program Director
Email: sarah@victimservicestoronto.com
Phone: 416-808-7054
Fees
None
Accessibility
Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features - lowered buttons ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Street parking
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Last Updated On
October 30, 2020
Address
40 College St, Ground Fl
Toronto, ON, M5G 2J3
Intersection: Bay St and College St;
Victim Services Toronto Site Location: Victim Services Toronto
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Hours of Operation
COVID19 -- all on-scene or in-person visits are suspended until further notice * phone assistance available * all TEAR workshops temporarily cancelledMon-Sun 24 hours

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