The Haven
a new therapy house

From Quebec to Ontario


A project is coming to place to establish a second house «La Vigile» in Ontario called «The Haven». The need for a house like La Vigile for those in in uniform (police force, firefighters, paramedics, first responders, correctional services, military, veterans, peace officers, health services professionals, juridical services personnel, as well as their family members) is ever growing.

We encourage you to communicate with Mrs Michelle Vincent, police officer at the York police organisation, via phone at 905-713-7231 or via email at

And Ms Mélissa Petriglia- psychotherapist- via email at

The Vigile Project called «The Haven» need financial support to help the foundation of its house. Please do not hesitate to submit your donations via the «donations» tab of this page.

We thank you for your generosity

Jacques-Denis Simard – General Director
Founding director
Retired police officer from La Sûreté du Québec

An adapted therapy house

  • Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety – Psychoeducation Program
  • Respite

They make the project possible

Vigile The Haven, Ontario Chapter

PC Michelle Vincent
Maîtrise counseling
Cell: 905-713-7231

Melissa Petriglia Crisis Worker
Cell: 416-803-5335


The committee

Mike Malloy – Pompier York – Michelle Vincent – York régional police – Marie-Claude St-Jules – RCMP – Ottawa – Michael Jaszczyszyn – RCMP – Alberta – Andy Cook – York régional police – Mélissa Petriglia – psychothérapeute – Matt Simon – Paramédic York

A Round Table Discussion of First Responders

The Need for This Organization

Help us start a Vigil house "The haven" in Ontario

Three ways to participate:

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