Is the victim located in one of the regions where LAFU is available? Consult the map above to find out. Ultimately, emergency financial assistance will be available all over Québec.
LAFU is a line made available to fieldworkers, serving victims of domestic violence or sexual violence in an emergency.
Enable victims of domestic violence or sexual violence to meet their emergency needs when they don't have the means to do so.
LAFU makes it easier to establish a safety net for victims. In particular, it offers the possibility of going to a safe place quickly or obtaining emergency medical services related to the violence suffered.
- By working closely with the fieldworkers (police officers, workers in shelter resources, community organizations and the health and social services network).
- By paying emergency expenses.
- By taking charge of logistics functions, in particular, with service providers.
You’re a fieldworker and want to use LAFU? Let us guide you step by step.
The person is a victim or at risk of domestic violence or sexual violence (assault, exploitation, harassment, etc.).
The situation inspires a feeling of urgency, justifying that the person must go to a safe place quickly or obtain emergency services related to the violence suffered.
The victim doesn’t have the resources (financial or psychological) to do so.
Once the victim’s eligibility is assessed, it’s time to call the Emergency Financial Assistance Line. It’s preferable to be with the victim when you contact LAFU. Otherwise, make sure you can reach the victim easily.
Continue the intervention
After launching the process, you will work closely with LAFU to establish a safety net for the victim and identify the means to achieve this.
As a fieldworker, you will continue to work with the victim until the services are provided.