How to Help
Victim Services is a transfer payment agency from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. What that means is that we are given a small pot of money and have to make it last for the year regardless of what happens or community need. Rules and regulations from the Ministry, while necessary most of the time, can be strict and they don’t always meet the need especially in rural areas. In Lanark County we don’t have things like mass pubic transportation, so even something as seemingly little as mileage for our teams to respond can come up to quite a bit. Some programs, while developed specifically for the community do not receive any funding.
We accept a variety of in-kind donations through things like quilts, donations for on-line auctions, donations for Christmas baskets, volunteer hours and third-party fundraising events. If you have an item that you wish to donate or are interested in hosting an event on behalf of Victim Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will be in touch to discuss further.