Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Celebrating victims and survivors of ‘Crime Week’

Chatham-Kent Victim Services (CKVS), is celebrating Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, November 22 to 28, 2020. During this week, CKVS officials say they are recognizing the courage of survivors, understanding that the process of healing is unique to each person who connects with them.

Chatham-Kent Victim Services assists victims of crime and tragedy, officials say.

Their collaborative, community focused approach empowers survivors through education and advocacy.

Their focus includes a model supporting compassion, respect, dignity and privacy.

“Community members come to us in the most challenging moments of their lives, we work hard to support them and help them through tremendous moments of tragedy,” stated Kate do Forno, executive director, in a press release.

“We do so by encouraging them to make the right steps in the right moment, for them.”
Chatham Kent Victim Services can be there and support community members all through-out Chatham-Kent, through the dedication of an exceptional team of staff and volunteers, CKVS officials say.

Without their volunteers, 24-hour service, 7 days a week would not be possible, officials say.
“We are always looking for caring community members who want to help others in these moments,” stated Jenny McGregor, volunteer coordinator, in a press release

“A new training class is being scheduled for February 2021 and we welcome all interested community members to apply online.”

If you are interested in learning more or wish to fill out an application form to become a volunteer, visit www.ckvictimservices.com.

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