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Mission & Mandate


First Step Women’s Shelter is a non-profit, charitable organization which is governed by a voluntary elected Board of Directors.   

The mission is to facilitate the healing and self-empowerment process of women and their children who have found themselves survivors of violence.  This is accomplished by providing support and advocacy services and by focusing on healing in the areas of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual growth within a safe and secure haven.  

First Step Women’s Shelter will ensure the honesty, kindness, sharing, respect and unconditional positive regard permeates throughout all programming.   


First Step Women’s Shelter provides a safe and secure emergency shelter for physically, emotionally and/or sexually abused indigenous and all women and their children who are fleeing violence.

The shelter strives to offer culturally appropriate services with a particular focus on Indigenous Women and their Children.