Stories

Empowerment Stories

These are the real stories of Odyssey House residents.

The 2nd Annual Evening of Empowerment

On Friday October 12th 2018 Odyssey House hosted it’s second annual Evening of Empowerment. We had over 200 members of the Grande Prairie Community in attendance, celebrating the work we do at Odyssey House and learning how to make an impact in shifting the needle towards ending gender-based violence!

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October 12, 2018 -

Odyssey House Natural Playscape

These last few months the Odyssey House Team along with some members of the community have been working hard to build a Natural Outdoor Playscape. This was designed to be a peaceful and happy space for the women and children to enjoy. In total we received $11,000 in donations from community members and organizations. Saturday, June 16th, 2018 Odyssey House started construction with “Telus Day of Giving”. Telus brought in 20 volunteers, along with members of the community and staff to assemble the large construction pieces. Over the next few weeks the space grew to include; a hammock, children’s trauma bird nest, beautiful flagstone path ways, water fountain, pergola, children’s mud pie making station, wood block station, sandbox, secondary seating area, and pallet couch.

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August 15, 2018 -

Success Story: A Way Forward

Jenna came to the shelter with her two young children, Sam and Abby. She had just left an abusive partner two months earlier, and had been staying with a friend.

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July 31, 2017 -

Success Story: A Turning Point

Zanika and her son Toby were brought to us in the middle of the night by the RCMP. Neither spoke English, and this was their first time at a shelter. They were terrified.

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July 31, 2017 -