Sage Seniors Association

Seniors' Safe House


Description
Provides short-term, non-emergency housing for seniors who are making the decision to leave an abusive situation.

Service offers:

  • short-term, non-emergency safe housing for seniors who are making the decision to leave an abusive situation

Includes:

  • free and temporary housing, safety, and support for 60 days
  • 7 fully furnished suites

During the stay, clients have access to:

  • a mental health nurse
  • social workers who provide support and assistance in all areas of the client's life that have been affected by abuse
  • a weekly support group and coffee group
  • a housekeeper for light cleaning
  • meals
  • other services as required

Also accepts donations of material goods, such as:

  • writing materials (pens, pencils, journals)
  • gift certificates
  • toiletry items (soap, aftershave, towels)
  • seniors' bus tickets
  • and more
Affiliation: Partnered with the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to offer the Pet Safekeeping Program. Also partnered with Covenant Health Community Geriatric Psychiatry and Seniors Protection Partnership.Key Provider: housekeepers, mental health nurses, social workers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • individuals 60 years and older
  • who are leaving an abusive situation (physical, emotional, financial, verbal, neglect, sexual, dependency)
  • and who are able to live independently
For clients who cannot live independently, home care can be set up or a safe family member or friend may help with activities of daily living.Bedrooms and washrooms are individual suites and are inclusive of cisgender and transgender individuals. 
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call the intake line
Clients with service animals are welcome.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

There may be a wait list.

Telephone
780-702-1520 (Intake Line)
Telephone
780-426-3746 (Information and Non-Urgent Calls)
Telephone
780-454-8888 (Seniors' Abuse Helpline)
Web Site
http://www.mysage.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Individual memberships available.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Elevators, and accessible washrooms including push button doors. 
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit, Registered Charity / Foundation
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
January 3, 2020
Address
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB, T5J 2E5
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Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM