WHEN YOU NEED A SAFE PLACE

Our shelter is secure and staffed by people who understand your situation.


Shelters are seen as.....Shelters were seen as essential for the safety and protection of women and children. In Canada in 1973, the first shelters for women fleeing abuse opened in Toronto, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Calgary.

Shelters are committed to providing safety, competent and ethical care for women, children and seniors who access shelters in Alberta. Best practice requires an integrated community-based response to bring together law enforcement, criminal justice, health, education and community agencies in providing direct services.

The Principle of Responsibility to Society requires shelters to demonstrate concern for the welfare of society generally, and in this context for the welfare of women and families in society. Because it is unjust for segments of society to be devalued or abused, professionals have an ethical responsibility to use their knowledge and power to contribute to change. Shelters may play a leadership role in advocating for social change.

Family Violence is not a private matter...but rather a public issue that impacts on all members of society.

MRWSA VISION

 

Our Vision is to ensure the availability of 24 hour crisis intervention, domestic violence support, resources and accommodation, while promoting a non-violent society through prevention, education and awareness in the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Mountain Rose Women's Shelter Association is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides resources and support to individuals and families impacted by Domestic Violence in the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County.

 

Empowerment

We believe in empowering victims of domestic violence through making them aware of choices, options & resources.

Respect
We believe in respecting the choices of all persons through support and acceptance.

Safety and Security
We believe in the right of all persons to be safe and secure.

Compassion and Caring
We accord individual respect and caring to all persons.

BREAK THE SILENCE . . . TALK ABOUT IT!

At least one in eight women suffers from abuse by her partner and approximately 100,000 children in Alberta are exposed to family violence each year. Protect them and yourself. Contact MRWSA for help!