A Safe Place has a new look, and to celebrate, we’re asking you, “What does A Safe Place Mean to you?”

For nearly 40 years, the Strathcona Shelter Society has been best known for providing emergency shelter to women and children who are fleeing domestic abuse. A Safe Place, our 35-bed shelter, officially opened doors to the community in 1984 and has supported more than 25,000 women and children, connecting them to resources that changed their lives. Today, A Safe Place is changing, by updating its look. The new identity was developed to draw attention to the fact that A Safe Place has always offered, and continues to offer more than a bed.

“We chose a butterfly because it has been long recognized as a metaphor for change. It better represents the work we do enabling change for the individuals and community we support. We provide a wide range of services that extend well beyond shelter walls, such as our crisis line that operates 24/7, community outreach program, and public education opportunities,’ said Karen Kadatz, Executive Director at A Safe Place.

To celebrate the new identity, A Safe Place is launching a social media campaign to spark a conversation about domestic abuse in the community. “The goal of the campaign is to drive home the message that, while ‘A Safe Place’ has traditionally provided shelter for those fleeing abuse, there are also many other support services for those in unhealthy relationships,” explained Mike Cameron, a Board Member and one of the driving forces behind the campaign.

To join the conversation and learn more about A Safe Place, check out social account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linked In.

More importantly, if you or someone you care about is not safe at home, call our Crisis & Shelter Intake Line at 780.464.7233 (1.877.252.7233).