Barrie and Area VCARS (Victim Services)

Registered Name: BARRIE AND AREA VICTIM CRISIS ASSISTANCE AND REFERRAL SERVICE

Business Number: 896290236RR0001

Barrie and Area VCARS (Victim Services) supports the philosophy that every victim of crime and tragedy has a right to receive compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring support to help cope in the aftermath of a traumatic event.

Help us to reach out to assist individuals to survive the impact of trauma by alleviating short and long-term distress, giving strength to regain personal independence and regain a sense of safety.

What People Are Saying

"After escaping an extremely abusive relationship. I met staff from Barrie victim services who knew that I was vulnerable and overwhelmed. I never imagined someone would try to kill me. The staff person supported me and helped me re-establish calm so I could speak on my own behalf."

— Alice, 2016

"In 2000, my family was a victim of a crime. One 20-minute conversation with Victim Services and I was able to start my journey of healing. For me it was the gentle hand to lift me through a time of crisis, allowing me to take my first step forward."

— Kim, 2016

"I was sexually assaulted by someone I knew and trusted. I recognise the importance of having someone extend a hand of support, an attentive ear, and a heart that cares; someone with compassion and without judgement. Barrie and Area VCARS offers that support to anyone who needs it. "

— Volunteer, former Client

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