Victim Services of Kenora & Area

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Victim Services of Kenora and Area

Confidential assistance for victims and survivors of crime and tragic circumstance

We as an organization recognize that we are operating on the land of Anishinaabe people on Treaty 3 territory.

Who is a victim?

  • Anyone whose life has been affected by trauma and tragedy.
  • Someone whose personal rights have been violated by criminal, violent or aggressive acts.
  • Family and friends of someone who has been victimized by crime or tragedy.
  • Someone who has been witness a violent or traumatic incident and/or crime.

How does Victim Services help?

  • Provide immediate emotional support to help victims cope with the impact of a traumatic event.
  • Help victims regain a sense of control.
  • Provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for victims to express their thoughts and feelings.
  • Provide practical assistance to access emergency accommodation, clothing, food or transportation.
  • Provide information and referrals for available resources and services for continued support and assistance, such as counselling, mental health supports and long-term housing, etc.
  • Reduce the possibility of revictimization through education and safety planning.
  • Help the victim identify their options in the aftermath of the event.
  • Advocate for the victim’s rights.