We are trying to raise funds for Sturgeon Victim Services, They are in need of a vehicle to run their program, Jiffy Lube Morinville is covering the costs for detailing and maintenance. Jordan and Craig will be going from business to business asking each for a donation of $100 to help cover the lease/purchase costs. […]
Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) Executive Director Kristine McDonnell and Program Manager Elyse Prince made a presentation on the Crisis and Court Support Program at the Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Wednesday. […]
The community came together once again in support of the Sturgeon Victim Services 22nd annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event was held at the Sandpiper Golf & Country Club on Monday 25 June, 2018, raising more than $11,000 for victims or crime and trauma living in Sturgeon County. […]
Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) Executive Director Donna McPherson and Program Manager Kristine McDonnell made a presentation at the Rotary Club of Morinville Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday morning. […]
A decrease in the region’s crime rate accounted for a general decrease in the number of files handled by Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) in 2014. This according to a report filed by the association’s executive director at their Annual General Meeting Mar. 19. […]
by Tristan Turner
Morinville – Amy Taylor, the newest board member for the Morinville-based Sturgeon Victim Services, gave a presentation to Morinville Council Mar. 11 on the operations her organization undertakes in the county, and the service they provide in Morinville. Victim Services provides assistance to victims of crime under the criminal code, as well as the victims of natural disasters or other trauma… […]
by Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – A local group is looking for a helping hand to offer victims of crime or crisis a helping hand through times of trouble. Sturgeon Victim Services, a volunteer-run organization that operates year round and 24 hours a day in connection with the RCMP, are often called upon to immediately work with victims when an incident occurs or within a day or two, depending on the assessed need.
In addition to offering 24-hour crisis response support, SVS Program Coordinator Donna McPherson said the organization deals with post trauma support, bereavement support, court accompaniment, and providing basic information on general RCMP procedures and referrals to other agencies, including the food bank and other social agencies. It is not uncommon for advocates to stay in contact with victim for as long as two years, particularly when assisting victims through the court process. … […]
By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) paid a visit to Council May 28 to bring councillors up to date on the program, its mission and how the Town of Morinville’s grant funding is used. Morinville RCMP Sergeant Mark Mathias, who sits on the SVS board, joined Program Coordinator Donna McPherson in making the presentation…
By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – Cake was cut, wheels were spun, and plenty of information was presented in the entrance of Town Hall Monday afternoon. Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) have been making the rounds of the municipalities they serve in recognition of providing those services for the past two decades.
Program Coordinator Donna McPherson said victim services have existed in the province for 30 years. The Sturgeon Victim Services unit has been around for two thirds of that time. “We’re one of the longer-running programs… […]