Community Victim Support Services in the Oceanside area provides free information and emotional support for women, men and child survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, criminal harassment, family and dating abuse.

Why Victim Services in the Community?

Victims of family, dating and or sexual abuse may be suffering from physical and/or emotional effects that are not only painful, but confusing and frightening  as well. You may feel frustrated by the incident itself and by the criminal justice system, or just need some answers.

Physical and sexual abuse often goes unreported. People need a place to talk about relationship violence, abuse and sexual assault where the focus is not on the criminal justice system. Survivors may want to be informed and consider options before contacting the police or any other formal system.

People who experience abuse also need a place to be uncertain, to consider all aspects of their situation and to take some time before acting. Uncertainty is normal; these situations are complex and take time to sort out.

Planning for safety and assessing risk is ongoing and varies over time. Abuse is often a part of a pattern and can be more than a single incident or crisis point. Ongoing support can be very helpful.

What can Community Victim Support Services do?  parksville safe home 038

  • Contact is made within a couple of business days

  • Provide safety planning, resource and referral information

  • Provide emotional support & information on dynamics & impact of abuse

  • Help explore decisions and strategies for coping with trauma

  • Accompaniment where possible to police and court

  • Help with Crime Victim Assistance Applications, & Victim Impact Statements

To contact Community Victim Support Services in Parksville, please call 250-248-3500 ext 1.

Fax: 250-248-3590

If you are in crisis please call the Haven Society 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-888-756-0616. 

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