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SERVICES WITH 
Timmins and District Victim Services

HOW WE CAN HELP

We can help in a variety of situation. Some examples are:

  • Threatened Suicide

  • Traffic Collisions

  • Boating or Snowmobiling Collisions

  • Multi-casualty Occurrences

  • Missing Persons

  • Break & Enter

  • Robbery

  • Property Crime

  • Personal Crisis

  • Community Disaster

  • Bullying

IF You or Someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, please call TDVS for support and information or check our resource listing for additional resources and support services.

What Can I Expect from Victim Services?

  • Non-judgmental support

  • Confidentiality

  • Well-trained, crisis response volunteers

  • Immediate 24/7 support available at your home, or other safe location 

  • Practical help in managing the crisis

  • Extensive information about resources and community services

WHAT WE OFFER

In general, we offer:

  • Confidential, non-judgmental crisis support and practical assistance

  • On-site support - at the time of the incident - to someone who has experienced a crime, tragic life event, or community disaster - at the time of the incident - we are there for 5 minutes or 5 hours - however long we are needed

  • We offer follow up contact to check in with the individual a few days later to see how they are doing and if we can be of any further assistance

  • We also offer short term support over the telephone during office hours - this can be requested by the community at large, without a referral

  • Because we are a short term crisis response program, we also offer referrals to existing community agencies for longer term support

  • We provide support to friends and family members of someone who has been victimized by crime or tragedy and in order to provide a better understanding of what their loved one may be going through

  • We provide public education and awareness on related issues

  • We have an extensive volunteer screening, training and support program to allow us to do all of the above

  • It is important to note that our service is free to all residents of Timmins and District and it is based on consent

Some Ideas to Help Get me Through

  • I need to remember that I am having a normal reaction to an abnormal situation

  • It is okay to talk about what happened and ask for help

  • This is not a time for me to make any big life changes

  • I will try and take care of myself including eating well, physical exercise and water.