Victim Services of Temiskaming & District
VSTD operates under the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services and has been serving the District of Temiskaming since 1997. The area of service for the district covers 14,000 square km.
Catchment Area covered by the program: District north to Butler Lake, south of Temagami to McLaren Township, east to the Quebec border and west to Gowganda. Includes Matachewan, Kenabeek and highway 66 and 624 corridors. As well, Unorganized West Temiskaming District (currently includes the communities of Boston Creek, Dane, Gowganda, Kenabeek, Kenogami Lake, King Kirkland, Lorrain Valley, Marshall’s Corners (Ingram), Mowat Landing, Paradis Bay, Savard, Sesekinika, Tarzwell, and Tomstown).
Our non-profit agency offers confidential assistance in order to help victims in times of crisis. We work closely with other community agencies to ensure that each individual we serve has access to efficient and comprehensive service.
Who is a Victim?
A victim is any person whose life has been affected by a criminal act or traumatic circumstance, regardless of severity. Victims are those whose personal rights have been violated by criminal, violent or aggressive act(s). Victims are also the family and survivors of those who have been traumatized as a result of crime, and/or tragedy.
Victim Services is available for victims of any crime or tragic circumstance, including but not limited to: