Victim Services of Durham Region

Service: Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-579-1520 ext 3400
Toll Free Phone 1-888-579-1520 ext 3400
Fax 905-579-5343
Located In Community Whitby
Contact Information
Primary Contact Carly Kalish, Executive Director; Phone: ext 3401; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Heather Gailey, Volunteer Program Coordinator
Mailing Address c/o Durham Regional Police Service 
Box 911 
605 Rossland Rd E 
Whitby, ON L1N 0B8
Description & Services
Description (Service) On-site early intervention and crisis intervention * safety planning * referrals to community services * enhanced support for vulnerable victims * assistance with applications to VQRP  
Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) -- immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including emergency home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, dependent care costs, counselling, cellular phones, vision care, crime scene cleanup, and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking include replacement of government documents, storage locker, dental, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to victims
Sup. Description In partnership with Durham Regional Police Services since 1998
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm * program available Mon-Sun 24 hours through Durham Region Police Service 905-579-1520
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Victims of crime and tragic circumstances * VQRP -- victims of violent crime who have no other financial resources * can access services even if crime not reported to police
Application Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self referral
Languages English ; Translation services available
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Call for details