Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)
PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO HOMICIDE VICTIMS
VICTIM QUICK RESPONSE PROGRAM (VQRP)
VQRP has been established by the Ministry of the Attorney General to provide financial assistance to victims of homicide (including attempted murder), serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and human trafficking. Immediate financial assistance is available to victims of violent crimes who require financial support that cannot be obtained through other sources.*
The funding for this program covers:
Short-term immediate counselling services
Funeral expenses for victims of homicide
Immediate emergency expenses for:
Emergency home repairs to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims
Transportation costs for the most economical and practical means of travel to support a victim who has suffered emotional and/or physical harm as a result of violent crime or for a family member to identify a victim of homicide
Emergency care for children, the elderly or for special needs dependents to support a victim who has suffered emotional and/or physical harm as a result of violent crime or to enable a family member to identify a victim of homicide
Emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available.
The client must be the victim of a violent crime.
The crime must have been committed within Ontario.
The client must meet all of the requirements set out by the Ministry of the Attorney General.
* If eligible, services are paid for by Victim Services Wellington, victims are not given money.