YTC Project Safe Haven Women’s Shelter has been in operation since 1998
Project Safe Haven is a safe shelter established to address the immediate safety and support issues of women and children fleeing situations of domestic violence.
The following beliefs guide the definition of Safe Haven’s Mission Statement:
- The YTC Project Safe Haven has a vital role to play in the elimination of domestic violence and abuse within our First Nation communities.
- Project Safe Haven’s operations and services are driven by the community needs of the member First Nations
- Project Safe Haven services include safe and secure shelter, emotional support, counselling, referrals and advocacy services.
- The client’s right to culturally appropriate care and traditions, individual choice, independence and self-care will be supported and respected.
- Care is accessible and equitable to those in need, twenty-four (24) hours a day, and seven (7) days a week.
The Vision of Safe Haven is to provide care to our clients that are:
- Client-centred and client driven
- Unique to the culture and spiritual health of the woman and her children
- Equitable and accessible to those in need of services
- Supportive of self-care and maximizing independence
- Flexible and adaptable to the client’s holistic health needs
A number of services are provided such as:
- Counselling (In House and Walk-in)
- Safety Planning
- Case Management
- Crisis Intervention
- Family Violence Education and Outreach
- Individual & Group Programming
- Presentations on Elder Abuse, Lateral Violence, Cycle of Abuse and many others.
Family Violence Outreach Program
Our objective is to involve community members in implementing an accessible, comprehensive and coordinated approach to Family Violence Services in communities, including all forms of abuse, prevention and awareness presentations.
The Family Violence Outreach worker is responsible to provide workshops, seminars and conduct meetings relating to Family Violence education, prevention, intervention, post-vention and related issues that stem from violent situations.
The Family Violence Outreach worker coordinates training, conducts discussions with community agencies and resources.
- Four self-contained bedrooms
- Laundry facilities
- A full kitchen
- Healing room (counselling room)
- Spacious outside play area for kids