Victim Services of Durham Region

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-721-4226
Fax 905-579-5343
E-Mail victimservices@drps.ca
Website www.victimservicesdurham.ca
Located In Community Whitby
Contact Information
Primary Contact Carly Kalish, Executive Director; Phone: ext 3401; Email: ckalish@drps.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Heather Gailey, Volunteer Program Coordinator
Mailing Address c/o Durham Regional Police Service 
Box 911 
605 Rossland Rd E 
Whitby, ON L1N 0B8
Description & Services
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
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm * program available Mon-Sun 24 hours through Durham Region Police Service 905-579-1520
Areas Served Durham Region
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 English - Reception, Website, Programs, Publications ; French - Programs ; Translation services available
Fees None
Other Details
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Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Call for details
Classification/Subjects
Service Categories Case/Care Management ~ Crime Victims ; General Crime Victim Assistance ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Crime Victims ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Crime Victims

Agency Overview


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