Catholic Social Services

Safe House


Description
Provides a voluntary, temporary residential shelter for youth who are at risk of sexual exploitation or who are being sexually exploited through their involvement in prostitution.

Service offers:

  • a voluntary, temporary residential shelter in southwest Edmonton for youth who are at risk of sexual exploitation or who are being sexually exploited through their involvement in prostitution

Includes:

  • a safe refuge for a maximum of 8 individuals
  • residential support and services to facilitate the transition to healthy community living
  • a needs assessment and developing a service plan which may include stabilization, day programming, substance abuse issues, general health conditions, level of family involvement, and future long-term housing plans
  • counselling
  • advocacy
  • facilitating clients' access to community resources
  • basic needs for nutrition, housing, and clothing
  • structured and unstructured social, educational, and recreational activities
Affiliation: Funded through Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA) Region 6, and the Sign of Hope campaign.Key Provider: outreach workers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • female and transgender individuals
  • 14 to 19 years
  • who are at risk of sexual exploitation or who are being sexually exploited through their involvement in prostitution
There are a certain number of beds available for youth identified under the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (formerly the PChIP Act).
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment, To access service:
  • call for an intake appointment
Does not accept service or emotional support animals within shelter spaces at this time. Contact for more information.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-474-9938
Web Site
http://www.cssalberta.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation, Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 22, 2015