When shelter is just the start.

 

Tragically, freedom from violence is a long road. A few weeks in a shelter isn't enough to heal the scars of abuse, or to lay a foundation for an independent life.

With that in mind, we built Serenity Place, Regional Supportive Housing, a new 14-unit apartment building to meet that larger need. Women can apply to stay for anywhere from six to twenty-four months, depending on their unique circumstances. Construction was completed in 2015 and we opened our doors to clients January 2016.

Housing participants will have access to a spectrum of support services, including collective kitchens, childcare assistance, counselling, and life-skills training.

Supporters

  • Government of Alberta
  • City of Grande Prairie
  • County of Grande Prairie No. 1
  • Municipal District of Greenview
  • Dean and Sheilah Swanberg
  • Grande Prairie Rotary Club
  • Swan City Rotary Club
  • Odyssey House Sunrise House Golf Tournament 
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Canadian Tire
  • Ed Stelmach Community Foundation
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Husky Energy
  • Ken and Teresa Sargent Family Foundation
  • Devon Energy
  • Grande Prairie Petrolum Assocation
  • Town of Wembley
  • Town of Sexsmith
  • Village of Hythe
  • Gibson Energy
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Holiday Inn
  • ATB Financial

 

According to a report completed by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (2006-2007):“Twenty shelters reported that more than half of the women they served needed second-stage shelters; but the majority couldn’t be placed due to the acute shortage of second stage units."