Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

Burnaby

2020-04-16 09:17 PDT

As we continue to recognize Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, Burnaby RCMP is aware that the current COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to reduce the spread of the virus can result in increased stresses at home. Being in situations where there is increased separation from family members, less community connections and more time spent at home may make help seem far away.

We want those who may be facing violence at home to know that we are there for you. Our Victim Services Unit is available to provide emotional support, practical help, safety planning and referrals to other agencies. To contact our Victim Services Unit, call 604-646-9700 or email Burnaby_Victim_Services@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Staff with the unit are available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

If you have concerns for your own safety or the safety of a loved one, we ask that you contact 9-1-1. Our frontline officers will respond around the clock to these calls and often work hand in hand with our Victim Services Unit in ensuring that you have all the supports you or your loved ones require.

In Burnaby, there are also a number of other agencies available to help should you need them. Burnaby RCMP Victim Services staff work alongside a number of partners including those listed below at community based victim services. The focus is on providing services to people who are looking for a confidential setting, where you can be safe without calling the police.

The following agencies have provided the services they are currently offering through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society (VLMFSS)

VLMFSS offers free and confidential culturally- responsive services with immigrant, refugee, visible minorities, without immigration status women and their families who are victims / survivors of Intimate Partner/Familial Violence, child abuse and sexual violence. We provide emotional supportive services in over 20 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Cantonese, Dari, English, Farsi, Fijian, Hindi, Ilokano, Korean, Mandarin, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu and more.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to continuing to provide critical services via phone, email, text, skype, messenger, tele-conference, face time, and zoom.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact: Local (604) 436-1025 / 1.888.436.1025
Email: againstviolence@vlmfss.ca
Website: www.vlmfss.ca

Cameray Child and Family Service’s Victim Support Program

Cameray work with persons under the age of 19 years old, who are victims or witnesses to crime along with their non-offending family members. Follow up support is available to children and youth who have been victims or witnesses of domestic violence when a report has been made to police. This includes but is not limited to safety planning and counselling referrals., or by emailing.

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Contact: 604-436-9449 ext 237
Email: cvss@cameray.ca
Website: www.cameray.ca

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Our team of community-based Victim Support Workers are here to help you over the phone or online. You do not have to have filed a police report to access our services. We can help you make a safety plan, get one-on-one support, connect you to other supports and financial assistance, and interact with the criminal justice and legal system if you need it, and more.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact: 604 360 3235
Email: bbynw@fsgv.ca
Website: www.fsgv.ca

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Burnaby RCMP Media Relations
604-646-9900

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