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What is VCARS?
VCARS or Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services are community response
programs that provide immediate, short term crisis intervention services to persons affected by crime, tragedy and disaster.

VCARS programs offer a variety of crisis intervention services to persons
affected by crime, tragedy and disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days
a year.

What is a Crisis

A Crisis can centre on any of the following:
Abuse, Accidents, Accommodation Crisis, Arson, Assaults, Break & Enter, Death Notification, Disaster, Domestic Violence,  Drowning, Family Crises, Fatalities, Fire, Fraud, Grief & Bereavement, Harassment, Home Invasion, Homicide, Missing Persons, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Personal Injury, Property Crime, Robbery, Safety Planning, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Sudden Death, Suicide. Find more on here .

How You Can Help
Be a Volunteer!  Our volunteers provide short-term emotional and practical assistance to victims of crime or tragic circumstances.

How We Can Help You
If you have been affected by trauma, tragedy or disaster, regardless of severity, VCARS is always available to assist you.  Trained staff and volunteer crises support workers are available anytime to provide much needed emotional support and practical  assistance.  You may contact VCARS or in situations where police, fire or medical services respond, they will offer to contact VCARS on your behalf.

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