OPP Collecting Gently Used Cell Phones For Victim Services

Posted: 2020-11-20 07:38:31 By: thebay

The Bracebridge and Huntsville Detachments of the OPP collecting used cell phones for their Victim Safety Planning Programs.

Victim Services accepts new and used, donated cell phones to support victims and vulnerable persons within their communities. The 911 cell phone program is designed to support a victims' safety plan and to lessen re-victimization, by providing an additional device to contact police in an emergency.

Police say that home sometimes isn't the safest place, and this can be the case for adults and children who suffer from intimate partner abuse, sexual violence and elder abuse, among others. If a landline or cell phone is damaged by the abuser, a 911 cell phone may be a victims' only way to seek help. Any phone, connected or not connected to a service provider and cell phone plan, can be used to dial 911.

The Bracebridge and Huntsville OPP Detachments will be collecting cell phones, which will directly benefit our Muskoka Victim Services.

For more information, visit Muskoka Victim Services