Cochrane and Area Victim Services Society promotes and advocates for the rights and entitlements of victims of crime and trauma in Cochrane and Area though crisis response, information, support, referral, assistance, community liaison and education.
We work in partnership with the RCMP and other community agencies to help alleviate the impact of crime and trauma by assisting both residents and visitors of Cochrane and surrounding areas.
Cochrane and Area Victim Services Society serve an area approximately 4,000 square kilometers, home to almost 40,000 year-round residents. Within this area we serve the communities of Cochrane, Morley, Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows, Springbank, Bearspaw, Glendale, Bottrel and all surrounding areas.
Through the dedication of many volunteers, and with the support of community partners, local municipalities, government agencies and individual community members, Cochrane and Area Victim Services Society is able to provide critical support and assistance to victims of crime, tragedy and/or misfortune.
Our services are provided by program staff and highly trained volunteers. Our volunteer Victim Advocates are caring, dedicated community members who provide direct assistance and emotional support to individuals in need after completing a comprehensive training program.
All services are free and confidential.
Cochrane and Area Victim Services Society is governed by a Board of Directors:
Duane Maluga – President
Julie Stover – Vice-President
Betty Goodsell – Treasurer
Brenda Sine – Secretary
Steven Grossick – Past President
Hamish Kerfoot – Director
Joy Lonsdale-Calkins – Director
Lonni Shilliday – Director
Cst. Tammy Keller – RCMP Liaison