Crime Victim Assistance Counselling
As part of our efforts to fight COVID-19 and maintain the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, clients and community, we will be moving to telephone and videoconferencing counselling sessions for the trauma counselling fee-for-service and Stopping the Violence program. New referrals may access the service in this way as well.
We will maintain counsellor coverage 5 days per week (M-F) at Women’s Place for crisis situations (fleeing imminent interpersonal violence, safety and security of women and children).
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Learn more about SOURCES’ response here.
For any women, children, adolescents or men that have been the victim of a crime and have been awarded counselling benefits through the Crime Victim Assistance Program, we have experienced trauma counsellors that can help people resolve the traumatic stress that has resulted from the incident.
Traumatic stress can severely disrupt a person’s functioning and well-being. It is common to experience difficulty sleeping, panic attacks, withdrawal from every day activities, low mood and hypervigilance.
Our trauma counsellors have extensive training in helping people that have experienced a trauma. The therapy models used by our trauma counsellors include sensory-motor processing, focusing, eye movement de-sensitization and reprocessing and cognitive behavior therapy for trauma.
If you have been the victim of a crime and have not applied for counselling benefits, you can apply online.
If you are applying for CVAP and would like some assistance with your application, please book a time with one of our counsellors.
Hours of Operation
|Monday – Friday||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|