ACF15420

Homicide and Suicide Survivor Support Groups

  • Submitted by:

    Gillian Freeman

    Organization:

    Victim Services of York Region Inc.

    Location:

    Newmarket, Ontario

  • Idea Created:

    October 15, 2012

    Budget:

    Small (up to $50K)

Overview:

Victim Services of York Region (VSY) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization working in partnership with York Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police (Aurora Detachment) to provide 24 hour emotional support and practical assistance to persons victimized by crime and tragic circumstance.  We have noticed a serious lack in services within York Region as it relates to homicide and suicide survivor support groups.  Our proposal is to sponsor 2 separate therapeutic "Life After Homicide" Groups and 2 therapeutic "Life After Suicide" Groups a year both running 10 weeks in length facilitated by two social workers.  We need your support to help address this gap in service so please vote for VSY and this proposal.