Victim Support / Information: 519-661-5636
A brief look at how we came to be established and our journey over the last 20 years.

1987

In 1987, three Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services (VCARS) pilot projects were funded in Ontario by the Ministry of the Solicitor General. These three pilot placements were in Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie and Brantford.

1998

In April 1998, the first volunteers for Victim Service of Middlesex County (VSMC) began training, and their graduation in June commenced service in Middlesex County. Originally, VSMC served a population of approximately 70 000 within the county of Middlesex- and area of 2919 sq. km. The county is situated at the north, west and east flank of the City of London

2017

On February 1, 2017 Victim Services accepted and expanded its service delivery known as Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO) to not only include the County and the Three First Nations Communities but encompassed the City of London. In this expansion VSMC changed its name to Victim Services of Middlesex-London (VSML) and created a new partnership with London Police Service and their Crisis Intervention Victim Support Unit.

Funding

VSML is funded primarily by the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG), Ontario Victim Services Secretariat: Victims' Justice Fund. Victim Services receives donations from organizations and individuals within the community.

Together we can make a difference.

We are always looking for volunteers and are grateful to our donors.