Preventing And Recovering

Victim Services of
Waterloo Region

From Residential Break and Enter

Break and Enter Program

As a victim of residential break and entry you may experience…

  • Fear that your home is no longer safe
  • Reluctance to stay or leave home
  • Feelings of…
    • Numbness
    • Anger
    • Frustration
    • Isolation
    • Physical exhaustion
    • Sorrow
    • Violation

If you would like to speak to someone about your emotional concerns following a break and enter at your home, Victim Services of Waterloo Region is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to:

  • Help you create a customized safety plan to meet your specific needs
  • Provide fact sheets and brochures to help you, your family and your friends to respond to what has happened in your home
  • Discuss local counseling and social service resources to help you recover from your experience in the long term

Furthermore, this program in run is partnership with the Waterloo Region Police Service who can provide practical assistance through residential Security Surveys to victims of break and enter crimes.  This is designed to assist residents in making their home more secure and delivered by the officers who take break and entry reports from victims of these crimes.

The officer is available upon request, to tour your home and make suggestions on the types of security improvements that can be made in the various areas of your residence.  In approximately 15 minutes the officer will assess your home, explain the areas that could potentially improve your security and leave a copy of the suggestions for you to consider.

Should you wish to get further information about home security or to arrange a neighborhood presentation on crime prevention, please contact the waterloo regional Police Community Resource Officer in your city or Victim Services of Waterloo Region.