Access to the Victim Services Program is through our Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) at 604-437-1940 in the Lower Mainland and toll-free 1-866-437-1940, weekdays 8 am to 8 pm and weekends 10 am to 5:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays.
The Victim Services program is community-based and provides telephone-based, province-wide support to adults over 50 years old who have experienced crime and/or abuse. In some cases, services are also provided to affected parties (of any age), who have a close relationship with the (50+) older adult they are assisting and witnessed the abuse or neglect. Clients do not require a formal referral to access services and receive support regardless of whether the client has chosen to report to the police or not. Clients can also remain anonymous by using an alias.
We collaborate with local Victim Services Programs and provincial partners for a coordinated response to and prevention of elder abuse, and we raise awareness about abuse and crimes against older adults.
Our victim services worker provides:
This program is made possible with thanks to funding from the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.