Listening with respect and caring
Encouraging personal empowerment by supporting the individual to regain control of the situation
Validating feelings of vulnerability, betrayal, fear, violation, anger, and shock
RRDVSP provides victims and clients with confidential emotional support, practical assistance, referral services, sexual assault counselling, and Victims Quick Response Program.
Volunteers and staff have access to a community resource list of services available in the Rainy River District.
This information is given to the victim during the time of crisis and may be accessible following a traumatic event.
Accompanying victims to the hospital, at home, or at the home of a friend or family member
Assisting with assorted tasks that may include but are not limited to creating a safety plan, packing a bag, preparing a list of stolen or broken property, doing a home safety check, etc.
Transportation to a hospital, their home ot that of a family or friend, or making arrangements for transport to emergency shelter
Sexual Assault Counselling
Sexual Assault Counselling is available on a one-on-one basis as needed. This service is free to all victims of sexual assault. To find out more or to book an appointment please contact our office at (807) 274-5687.
For more information on sexual assault please visit our partner website, www.rrdsexualassaultnetwork.com
Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)
Victims of violent crime need effective and compassionate support in the immediate aftermath of a crime. That is why the government has established the Victim Quick Response Program.
This service responds to the most urgent needs of victims of violent crime.
RRDVSP on-call volunteers receive a phone call from emergency services and, with the permission of the victim, will travel to their location to provide comfort and assistance.