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Supporting Victims of Violence

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. VictimLinkBC provides help 24 hours a day. 1-800-563-0808 or visit www.victimlinkbc.ca.

Creating Safety

The experience of a power-based crime* can create conflicts between loyalty and safety for the victim, as well as create crises regarding involvement with the criminal justice system, finances, children, and housing. The Victim Service Programs listed below offer specialized support to people who have experienced these crimes. Services include safety planning; court information, orientation and accompaniment; and referrals to other resources.

* Power-based crime includes: sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood abuse, criminal harassment.

Adults who experience domestic violence/criminal harassment

  • Burnaby: call 604-525-9144
  • New Westminster: call 604-525-9144
  • Richmond: call 604-279-7100
  • Surrey: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • Vancouver: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808

Adults/youth who experience sexual assault

  • Burnaby: adults call 604-525-9144 | youth call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • New Westminster: adults call 604-525-9144 | youth call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • Richmond: call 604-279-7100
  • Surrey: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • Vancouver: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808

Adults who experienced childhood physical/sexual abuse

  • Burnaby: call 604-525-9144
  • New Westminster: call 604-525-9144
  • Richmond: call 604-279-7100
  • Surrey: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • Vancouver: call 604-874-2938

Children/youth who experience physical/sexual abuse

  • Burnaby: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • New Westminster: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • Richmond: call 604-279-7100
  • Surrey: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • Vancouver: call 604-874-2938

Adults who experience elder abuse (by family member or caregiver)

  • Burnaby: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • New Westminster: call 604-529-2459
  • Richmond: call 604-279-7100
  • Surrey: call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808
  • Vancouver: call 604-717-9888

In addition to these programs which are open to the public, we offer specialized follow up on the most serious domestic violence cases reported to Vancouver Police Department or New Westminster Police Services. These programs are partnerships with the police departments and service is offered after police have attended the initial 911 call.