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Mission Statement:

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton is a non-profit charitable organization working in cooperation with community partners to assist victims of crime and tragic circumstance. 


How can you help?

Dealing with crisis is something that we all face at some point in our lives. No-one is immune to violence, crime or uncontrollable circumstance. Sudden death, physical abuse, sexual assault, suicide or theft can happen to us/our loved ones at any moment. When it does happen, we can be overwhelmed by shock, grief, sadness, fear, confusion and loss.

  • What help is available?
  • Will we be left to cope by ourselves?
  • Who will help? YOU CAN HELP!

APPLY NOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM. We are currently accepting applications.

Join our Victim Services team and enter into a volunteer experience that will offer you:

  • Free crisis response training
  • The opportunity to work with some of the most caring people in your community
  • Ongoing training opportunities through-out your time with our agency
  • The immediate reward of knowing that you helped to make a positive difference in someone’s life

Thank-you to all of our amazing volunteers who donate over 30,000 hours to Victim Services every year. You truly are “People Helping People” and we are proud to have such an incredible TEAM!

 


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Access to Justice

Download the Access to Justice: Tools of the Trade booklet to increase your ability to access our admittedly complicated justice system. Created by the Commnuity Law School of Sarnia Lambton Inc. and Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton, Inc.

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Conference Registration Form: When Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Co-Occur.


Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton is hosting a conference April 21, 2015 for National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.  The topic this year will bring attention to Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence as they co-occur.  Our keynote speaker this year is Deborah Sinclair MSW, RSW, PhD(c), as well as a panel of local service providers. 


The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Sarnia and will focus on creating a collaborative community response to the unique needs of victims of domestic violence who also have mental health and substance use problems. This is a demanding and complex issue for service providers, survivors, their families and the community to understand. Together, we can gain insight and build a more holistic response to survivors of complex trauma and to those who bear witness to their struggles.  This conference is directed towards service providers, counsellors, social workers, children’s advocates, victim services volunteers, justice partners, police and anyone working in a supportive role with women and children. 


Ticket Prices are $60.00, and $25.00 for Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton volunteers.  Please register by April 3rd- Limited Seating.  Post-dated cheques dated for April 1st will be accepted from agencies.  Please see the attached poster and registration form.


Please share this with anyone who you think may be interested in attending.



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