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Welcome to Victim Services of Algoma

We are a community based service, which assists local police services, fire departments and hospitals in providing short-term emotional support, practical assistance and referral service to victims of crime and tragic circumstance. [read more]

Who Is A Victim?

A victim is any individual who, during a criminal act, or traumatic event suffers loss, injury, harm or trauma. Victims are also family members, dependents and witnesses.

Mission Statement:

Victim Services of Algoma is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides on-scene crisis responders to provide services to victims of crime or tragic circumstance at the request of police, fire departments and emergency hospital staff in Sault Ste. Marie and East Algoma.

Specifically to provide:

  • Emotional support
  • Practical assistance
  • Information
  • Referral

And such other complimentary purposes not inconsistent with the objectives.

What Is The Role of Victim Services

Victim Services provides immediate emotional and practical assistance to all victims of crime and tragic circumstance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Eastern Algoma District.
Victim Services is not a counseling service or a phone distress line. Trained Crisis Responders provide emotional support and practical help to those victimized by crime and tragedy.
Our primary goal is to help immediately, 24 hours a day, right at the time of the crisis and then act as a bridge to other community services which can provide long term support.

Assistance is provided free of charge by trained Crisis Responders in cooperation with local police, fire and hospitals.

Funding for this program is provided by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.

The views and opinions expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Ontario Government or the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.