Ottawa Victim Services (OVS) provides emotional support, practical assistance, referrals and advocacy to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, without judgment in order to lessen the impact of victimization. OVS is a community-based agency committed to treating individuals with courtesy, compassion and with respect for their dignity, privacy and diversity.

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Emotional Support

Supportive listening
Assistance in gathering natural supports
Identification of options and choices
Emotional support through the criminal and family court system
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Practical Assistance

Safety Planning
Emergency financial support
Funeral arrangements
Accessing financial supports
Food sustenance
Forms and/or applications

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Assist victims in navigating the social and criminal justice systems
Support women through the criminal and family court systems

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Community agencies, legal resources, criminal justice system, medical support, Victim Assistance organizations that are out of our service area