I'm participating in the B&O Yorkville Run with a goal of raising 1,000 for Victim Services Toronto.
Did you know that Victim Services Toronto works on scene alongside Toronto Police providing emotional support and practical assistance to individuals, families and communities affected by crime or sudden tragic events? Victim Services Toronto assists more than 20,000 people each year, which includes more than 7,000 children. Operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Victim Services Toronto provides psychological first aid/trauma management, practical assistance and follow up services in all sorts of situations such as domestic violence, sexual assault, missing persons, motor vehicle and workplace fatalities, families of homicide victims, sudden death situations, hate crimes, to name a few.
“Unless you’ve been robbed at gunpoint, you have no idea how devastating it can be. I had nightmares, I couldn’t sleep. I was terrified to go to work. If it wasn’t for Victim Services Toronto, I wouldn’t have known that there was help out there for people who go through stuff like this.”