Each year, Rowan House Society provides crisis emergency services to over 200 women with children fleeing domestic violence. These women live in our communities - Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Claresholm and all surrounding areas. All too often, these women and children return to the abusive home when they leave the emergency shelter because there is nowhere else for them to go.
Rowan House is developing a new program, called Community Host Homes, to address this problem. The program involves community members opening their homes to women and children leaving domestic abuse, providing them with a safe and stable place to reside as they transition to independent and violence free lives in the community.
This program is being developed to be flexible while ensuring the needs of both the hosts and hosted families are met. Training will be provided to the host homes, families will be matched according to specific needs and, both the host and hosted families will be supported by Rowan House staff.
Rowan House needs your help to make this program a success.
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to serve people in your community, please contact Brigitte Baradoy at 403.850.0585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.