Grande Prairie's only Women's Emergency Shelter
Statement of Philosophy
- The original motivation for the development of the residence was a concern regarding the lack of supportive accommodations in the Grande Prairie community for women in need.
- The Association recognized the need to advocate for women in a society which does not always respond to the unique needs of women.
- The organization recognized the need for women to take control and responsibility for their own lives. Thus, the goal of the support provided for the women is to facilitate this end.
Odyssey House is a non-profit organization and registered charity. We provide safe, secure and supportive accommodation for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, are in crisis, or in need of a housing alternative. Odyssey House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
From April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, 705 women and children were accommodated at Odyssey House and over 13,290 minutes were devoted to calls on the Crisis Intervention Line.
The shelter has the second highest occupancy rate in Alberta for funded Women's Shelters. (ACWS, 2009)
Incorporation number: 50220615
Registered Charity #: 129126462RR0001