Our Vision:

To help women and children break free from the cycle of family violence. 

Our Mission:

Everyone has the right to live with dignity, safety, and equality.

 

Guiding Beliefs:

  • Everyone has the right to a life free of violence.
  • Women have the right to make choices in their own lives.
  • The role of staff is to educate and empower clients to make choices and accept responsibility for those choices.
  • Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Everyone has the right to services that are delivered in a professional, nonjudgmental and sensitive manner considering diverse cultures.
  • Every child has the right to live in a safe and protected environment which fosters optimum physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social growth.
  • We will recognize a family unit as it is defined by its members.
  • All matters are considered confidential except where dictated by law.
  • We endeavour to provide the best possible information and support available.  This may include, but is not limited to, advocacy, referrals, resources, and case conferences.
  • Services are delivered on a case by case basis, allowing for unique and/or specific client needs.
  • Education regarding family violence and women's issues is an effective, proactive form of prevention and empowerment.
  • Survivors of family violence deserve support and information as they continue their “journey of healing”.

 

Odyssey House is a non-profit organization and registered charity. We provide safe, secure, and supportive accommodation for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, are in crisis, or in need of a housing alternative. Odyssey House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We accommodated 378 individual women and 322 children during the fiscal 2013/2014 year. We received 516 crisis calls and provided 12,089 bed-nights to residents.  The shelter has the second highest occupancy rate in Alberta for funded Women's Shelters. (ACWS, 2009)

Incorporation number:  50220615  |  Registered Charity #:  ­­­­­­­­­­­129126462RR0001