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Featured Organization

Every month Sarnia Gives will highlight a local organization and the work they do in our community.  If you would like to suggest an agency for us to showcase please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 2011 - Victim Services Sarnia-Lambton

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Organization:  Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton

Mission: Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization working in co-operation with local emergency service providers and other related community services to meet the short-term needs of victims of crime and tragic circumstances by providing emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to community resources.

Focus: Victim Services provides immediate emotional and practical assistance to all victims of crime and tragic circumstance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Sarnia - Lambton.  Our primary goal is to help immediately, 24 hours a day, right at the time of the crisis and then act as a bridge to other community services which can provide long term support.  Assistance is provided free of charge by trained Crisis Responders in cooperation with local police, fire and hospitals.

Activities:  Victim Services helps victims and their families involved in domestic or sexual assult, break & enter crimes, robbery trauma, theft or disaster, elder abuse, suicide, dating violence and other tragic circumstances.  They assist over 2,000 victims of crime and tragic circumstance every year. Victim Services volunteers donate 30,000 hours each year to ensure that no victim is alone when tragedy strikes.

Things You Can Do: Victim Services relies on volunteers from Sarnia Lamtbon who can offer understanding and support to victims. Ideal volunteers are dependable adults who can repsond without judgement, have great listening and communicaiton skills and can respect confidentiality.  If you're interested in in volunteerig with Victim Services, you can view opportunities, visit their website, or download an application form.

Nominated Because: "I would like to nominate Victim Services as the Sarnia Gives Featured Organization to recognize them for all the wonderful work they do for our community. They provide comfort to people when they need it most or are in their most vulnerable state and there are always volunteers ready to help because they offer 24 hour services." - Heather Brown