Victim Crisis Unit

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The Victim Crisis Unit (VCU) is dedicated to providing professional assistance and crisis counselling to victims of crime or tragic circumstances. The VCU also ensures that victims have access to the many resources and programs offered in the Ottawa Area.   

The Victim Crisis Unit is staffed with professional Crisis Counsellors who are available to help if you are in need of support or have any questions with regards to being victimized or suffering from tragic circumstances.

Victims who contact the VCU can expect a risk and needs assessment by a trained professional crisis counsellor. Crisis Counsellors may also provide victims with crisis and post trauma counselling, information about the criminal justice system, support, advocacy, and referral to external resources for longer term support.

Please be aware that we do not operate a 24 hour Crisis Line. You may be required to leave a message and one of our Crisis Counselors will return your call as soon as possible.

If you are in immediate danger or are aware of a crime in progress, call 911.

For 24 hour crisis response please use the following crisis response lines :

Other Resources: