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About VSW

COMMUNITY CONNECTION, CRISIS SUPPORT

Victim Services Wellington (VSW) believes every victim has the right to heal from a crime or tragic circumstance. Our services create opportunities to heal, foster hope and to promote a safer and healthier community.

 

VSW has been in operation since 1997. Our volunteers are trained extensively in communication, crisis intervention, traumatic stress and victim’s issues. Working in cooperation with the Police, Fire and other emergency services within Guelph and Wellington County, we ensure our community’s needs are met 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

VSW provides support, refferals, safety planning, advocacy and education services that are designed with a victim centered approach.

 

Our on-scene assistance and referrals may include such incidents as:

Abuse and Assault

Domestic Violence

Personal Injury

Missing Persons

Arson and Fire

Accidents

Robbery

Harassment/Stalking

Bereavement

Suicide/Sudden Death

Homicide

DID YOU KNOW?
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In 2017-2018 VQRP had 28 applications totalling 17,070.23

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Project Lifesaver has had 17 searches, 14 were 26 minutes or less

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Volunteers donate, on average, 32,000 hours a year with VSW

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There are 48 VCAO agencies across Ontario

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On average VSW has 90 volunteers

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Human trafficking victims have been supported in the last 3 years

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97 percent of our referrals come from emergency services

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Number of incredible partners that support VSW each year