Victim Services Wellington (VSW)

Helping people in crisis

Anyone can be a victim. It is in times of trauma that victims need compassion, support and assistance most. Whether an accident has occurred, a crime committed, or a loss suffered, Victim Services Wellington (VSW) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round to support victims.

A non-profit organization, established in 1997, VSW has partnerships with Guelph Police Services and the Ontario Provincial Police to deliver support to victims of crime in our area. Volunteers are available on scene to help victims and their families through difficult events and refer them to appropriate community groups and organizations.

VSW volunteers are trained extensively to help meet the short-term needs of victims. They are backed with widespread knowledge and experience in communication, crisis intervention, traumatic stress and victims' issues. We bring a knowledgeable and reassuring presence to what can be highly emotional, stressful and overwhelming circumstances.

The staff and volunteers of VSW are dedicated to providing the best services to victims of crime and tragedy. We are grateful to local individuals, agencies and community organizations that encourage our efforts to support all victims in Guelph and Wellington County.