North Simcoe Victim Services

Site: Orillia

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Record #: ORI1929
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 15 Sep 2023


Description (Service) On-site early intervention and crisis intervention. Needs assessment. Safety planning. Referrals to community services. 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

Service Details

Hours Volunteer Crisis Responders are available Mon-Sun 24 hours
Office staff available: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Beaverton ; Chippewas of Rama First Nation ; Gravenhurst ; Orillia ; Oro-Medonte ; Rama ; Ramara ; Severn
Eligibility Victims of crime and tragic circumstances

VQRP+ -- victims, immediate family members, and witnesses in the direct aftermath of violent crimes
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self referral.
Languages Interpretive Services available
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Orillia
Address & Map
1 University Ave
Orillia, ON
Canada L3V 0Y7
Intersection Old Barrie Rd and University Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-325-5578
Social Media Facebook:
Primary Contact Kim Kneeshaw, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Sherry Telford, Volunteer Services Coordinator; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Phone: ‪
Mailing Address 1 University Ave 
Orillia, ON 
Canada L3V 0Y7

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