The Outreach Program meets people where they’re at in many ways.
Outreach staff meet with clients in an office setting. Transportation is a common barrier and often rural communities have limited support services, with few specializing in family violence. Access to free and convenient counseling and support can make all the difference for a victim of abuse. Counselors are invaluable resources for assessing risk, planning for safety, and opening doors to partner agencies.
- The Outreach Program provides risk assessment, safety planning, community resourcing and supportive counseling to individuals residing in the community.
- Clients may be in their relationship, preparing to leave, returning home, building a new life or struggling to find helpful and accessible resources to support a safe and healthy life.
- Our court support program aims to provide legal resource referrals, safety planning and support around navigating the courthouse, providing an empathetic ear during what can be a scary and stressful process.
- Outreach staff meet with clients in shelter as well in satellite offices in Three Hills and Drumheller. Outreach also offers flexible hours and the option of occasional phone sessions.
- Sometimes the connection is short term or in groups (Sagesses “Finding Our Voices”), but outreach workers are also able to build long term relationships with their clients and celebrate that moment when their services are no longer needed.
Who can access: Any adult residing in Strathmore and surrounding rural communities.
How to access: Clients can call shelter anytime to complete an outreach assessment. If outreach staff are out of office crisis counselors will complete the assessment. No referral necessary.
To obtain more information call 403-934-6634.