Odyssey House (Women & Children's Shelter)
Odyssey House is a non-profit organization and registered charity. We provide safe, secure, and supportive accommodation for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, are in crisis, or in need of a housing alternative. Odyssey House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the 2019/2020 year, we supported 249 women and 184 children at our emergency shelter. We facilitated 130 groups attended by 978 people. Our Trauma counselors provided 705 hours of therapy to 162 individuals. Our second stage shelter supported 17 women and 20 children. Public Education delivered 385 presentations with a total of 7,172 individuals in attendance. Our Family Resource Centre had 5,534 hours of programming in the emergency shelter and licensed childcare space in our second stage shelter. The out of school program provided 1,723 hours to children. 1,160 hours of childcare were provided to support moms accessing group or community supports programming. We had 3,703 calls to the crisis line.