About Wawa & Area Victim Services

This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General. Working in partnership with the Superior East O.P.P., Wawa Fire Department and the Lady Dunn Health Centre, WAVS provides short-term practical assistance to victims of crime, tragedy, disaster, accidents and sexual assault.

Specially trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide emotional support, practical assistance, and information and referrals. We strive to lessen the effects of victimization, encourage victims to connect with the appropriate services, assist police in their response to the needs of victims, and provide opportunities for the community to become more involved in crime prevention efforts.

Sexual assault services

Sexual assault services are available to women 16 years of age and older living in Wawa, Hawk Junction, Michipicoten River Village, and Michipicoten First Nation.

Victims of both recent and historical sexual assaults/abuse are eligible for services and can be referred by local agencies. Services can also be obtained by visiting the office.

OUR VISION

What we aspire to be.
To make a positive impact in people’s lives in the superior east region.

OUR MISSION

Who we are. What we do.
For our team to provide caring and compassionate crisis response, counselling, community partner support and education to all people in need.