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Click to view map Bridges to New Life Society
15654 Oyama Rd
Lake Country, BC, V4V 2E1
Phone: (250) 548-9242 
Fax: (250) 548-9271
Toll Free: 1-866-548-9242
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://prisonministry.net/bnls

Hours: Monday to Saturday 

Prison & Community Support of victims, offenders and their families.

Weekly Drop In: Thursdays from 12:15-4:15 at Vernon Family Church, 3508 25th Avenue

Overcomer's Twelve Step Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm at Vernon Family Church, 3508 25th Avenue

After Care Ministry: Weekly Drop In Offices, Halfway House Visits, Overcomer's 12 Step Programs, One to One Mentoring, Community Social Events and Outings, Help with locating sources for food, clothing, shelter, employment, education and spiritual growth. Prison Ministry: Biweekly Unit Visits, Chapel Services & Pen Pal Correspondence


Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Group Served:  Adults
Languages of Service:  English


Crime Victim Assistance Program
PO Box 5550 Stn. Terminal
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H1
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victim_services/cva/

The Crime Victim Assistance Program is a new program, administered by the Victim Services Division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The program, which came into force June 30, 2002, replaces the Criminal Injury Compensation Program previously operated by the Workers' Compensation Board.

The program is governed by the Crime Victim Assistance Act and the Regulations. Under the Act, victims injured as a result of certain crimes, immediate family members of an injured or deceased victim and some witnesses may be eligible for financial assistance or benefit

 


Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


National Clearinghouse on Family Violence - Family Violence Prevention Unit
Population and Public Health Branch - Health Canada
7th Floor, Address Locator #1907D1 Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON, K1A 1B4
Fax: (613) 941-8930
Toll Free: 1-800-267-1291
TTY: 1-800-561-5643
Website: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/nc-cn

The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family and looking for new resources being used to address it. By sharing the latest research findings and information on all aspects of prevention, protection and treatment, the Clearinghouse seeks to help Canadian communities work toward the eventual elimination of all forms of family violence.

FaxLink: 1-888-267-1233
TTY: 1-800-561-5643


Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map North Okanagan RCMP Victim Assistance Program
North Okanagan RCMP Victim Assistance Program - Rural/Satellite
3402 - 30th Street
Vernon, BC, V1T 5E5
Phone: (250) 260-7171 
Fax: (250) 260-7191
Website: www.nord.ca/services/victims/index.php

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays)

Vernon: 260-7171      Armstrong: 546-3028
Lumby: 547-2151       Enderby: 838-6818

North Okanagan RCMP Victim Assistance Program:

Offering emotional and practical support to help victims, their families and witnesses deal with the impact of a crime or tragedy:

Services offered include:

  • Emotional Support;
  • Information on trauma reactions;
  • Information on progress of the police file;
  • Information on home security;
  • Case progress, court orientation and court support;
  • Information provided on crime scene clean-up and re-vicitimization prevention;
  • Assist victim with Crime Vicitim Assistance program form or Victim Impact Statement (where applicable);
  • Referrals to other Victim Service Programs, community agencies or professionals for additional support, counselling or other identified needs;
  • Crisis intervention by trained workers 24 hours a day accessed by the RCMP;

Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan
2900 32nd Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 2L5
Phone: (250) 550-7840 
Fax: (250) 260-5866
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.restorativejusticesociety.ca

Hours: Monday-Friday Flexible

Restorative justice is about returning a sense of safety for all participants, reintegration and accountability. Restorative justice is for the person harmed (victim) first and foremost with a focus on the person who caused harm (offender). Participation is voluntary. The person harmed agrees to the referral. The person who caused harm must admit to the harm (crime or wrong-doing) and agrees to the referral. Referrals for restorative justice are received directly from the RCMP and other referral sources within the Vernon/North Okanagan area.

Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Specialized Victims Assistance Program
#303, 3402-27th Ave.
Vernon, BC, V1T 5A8
Phone: (250) 542-3322 
Fax: (250) 542-3224

Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Vernon Women's Transition House Society
Box 625
Vernon, BC, V1T 6M6
Phone: (250) 542-1122 
Fax: (250) 549-3347
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://vwths.shelternet.ca

Hours: 7 days a week 24 hours

Operates a 24-hour emergency service providing women experiencing abusive relationships with support, information, and referrals to legal and social agencies. Shelter for women with or without their children providing a home-like atmosphere with supportive staff who will help you to help yourself. Staffed by women who are understanding of the needs of women and children in abusive relationships.

Offers shelter, counselling and information for women and children who have been physically or sexually abused.


Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Group Served:  Women
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


VictimLINK
, BC
Fax: (604) 660-9415
Toll Free: 1-800-563-0808
TTY: 604 875-0885/text 604 836-6381
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.commuityinfo.bc.ca/victims.htm

Hours: 7 days a week 24 hours a day

Victim support workers provide crisis support, information, and referrals to victims of family and sexual violence (including sexual assault, elder abuse, and adult survivors of physical or sexual abuse), and all other crimes.

Staff provide referrals to victim services, transition houses, and counselling resources, as well as providing information on the justice system, relevant federal and provincial legislation and programs, crime prevention, safety planning, protection order registry, and other resources as needed.

VictimLINK is funded by the provincial government.


Category:  Services for Victims of Violence & Crime
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English



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