Where: Lou Soppitt Community Centre, Rocky Mountain House, AB
Our shelter is secure and staffed by people who understand your situation.
Shelters are seen as…..Shelters were seen as essential for the safety and protection of women and children. In Canada in 1973, the first shelters for women fleeing abuse opened in Toronto, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Calgary.
Shelters are committed to providing safety, competent and ethical care for women, children and seniors who access shelters in Alberta. Best practice requires an integrated community-based response to bring together law enforcement, criminal justice, health, education and community agencies in providing direct services.
The Principle of Responsibility to Society requires shelters to demonstrate concern for the welfare of society generally, and in this context for the welfare of women and families in society. Because it is unjust for segments of society to be devalued or abused, professionals have an ethical responsibility to use their knowledge and power to contribute to change. Shelters may play a leadership role in advocating for social change.
Family Violence is not a private matter…but rather a public issue that impacts on all members of society.