Serious assaults and violent acts continue to be a concern. Domestic violence and violent crime against people with distinct needs must be addressed.
- Reduce violent crime occurrences.
- Develop trust between the police and groups such as community partners and social services agencies.
Intimate Relationship / Domestic Violence Assistance
Emergency – 911
Ontario Provincial Police – 1-888-310-1122
Ministry of the Attorney General
Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
38 Pine Street North Suite 129 (101 Mall) — 360-1905
The Victim Witness Assistance Program is available to help you if you are involved in a criminal case either because you are a victim of crime or because you have been called as a witness to testify in a case. The mandate of VWAP is to provide information, assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime throughout the criminal justice process in order to improve their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal justice process. There is no fee for this service. Our key services are:
- Courtroom orientation and information about the criminal justice system
- Case specific information (court dates, probation orders)
- Court accompaniment (when possible)
- Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
- Information on Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Referrals to community agencies
- Assistance with Crown Interviews
- Community Education
- Community Coordination of services for victims of crime
Victim Services (located in Timmins Police Service headquarters)
185 Spruce Street South, Main Floor – 705-360-8700
Victim Services is a community-based service which assists police or other community organizations in providing short-term emotional and practical assistance to victims of crimes, tragic circumstances and disaster and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Timmins & Area Women in Crisis (TAWC)
355 Wilson Avenue — 268-8380
TAWC is our local sexual assault crisis centre. It has a 24 hour crisis line for women age 16 and over who have experienced violence including sexual assault, incest, childhood sexual abuse, date rape, domestic violence, and stalking. TAWC offers crisis intervention, face-to-face support and advocacy, accompaniment to court, police, hospitals, workshops, and referrals. All services are in English or Native perspective. Practical assistance services include a clothing exchange program and computer access.
Centre Passerelle pour femmes (CPF)
330 Second Avenue Suite 206
CPF is a francophone sexual assault centre for women aged 16 and over who have been victims of violence and abuse (sexual assault, harassment, incest, physical abuse etc). Services are offered to women who reside in the Cochrane District and include individual/group support, crisis intervention, advocacy, accompaniments to legal and medical appointments, practical assistance and referrals to appropriate services.
La ligne d’écoute Femaide
La ligne d’écoute Femaide is a crisis line available to francophone women, victims of violence and abise (sexual, psychological, physical, emotional, financial, etc). Services are confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-705-273-2339 or 1-866-993-2339
The Women’s Shelter offers women a number of emergency housing services and supports through the Women’s Shelter, Community Outreach Program, to women (+16) and their children who are experiencing violence or abuse in their lives. The Women’s Shelter is a safe and secure ten-bed home where a woman can go to protect herself and her children from violence and abuse. Services include support counselling, education on woman abuse and woman’s issues, life skills, parenting skills, advocacy, safety planning, referrals to legal, housing and financial resources, and therapeutic counselling.
Sexual Assault Helpline
The Sexual Assault Helpline provides 24-hour telephone support 7 days a week, which recognizes and respects the strengh of each woman and offers a non-judgmental setting. It is based out of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline is a province-wide, toll free crisis line available to help women in need. The line provides assaulted women with immediate information and support, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They also speak to friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women. It has also incorporated the use of the Language Line, allowing counsellors to provide services via an interpreter in up to 154 languages.