Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our FAQ page. If you have further inquiries please contact us.
Yes, after you have been out of the Shelter for a year and are no longer using the services, you may volunteer with the Shelter.
Yes! All our volunteers go through a lengthy application and screening process which includes a recent Criminal Record and Child Welfare Check.
Staying at Briganita Place
Yes. There is no geographical restriction to who can enter the shelter.
Smoking is only allowed outside of the shelter.
We have a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol while staying at the shelter.
We have some emergency clothing, and you can go to the Emergency Furniture and Clothing Depot to choose some clothes for yourself or your children, free of charge.
Yes! Our security precautions include cameras which monitor entrances to the Shelter and each side of the building. We have an alarm system connected to all doors and windows. We also have procedures in place in case of high risk situations.
The shelter provides short term, safe and supportive residential services and basic emergency services for abused women in crisis and their children. We also provide accommodation for transient women, or women otherwise in crisis.
No, there are different kinds of abuse, not just physical, and women who experience any type of abuse can stay at the Shelter. Abuse can be physical, emotional/psychological, financial, sexual and spiritual.
Women and children generally stay for up to three weeks and may stay longer depending on their individual situation.
Yes, your children can stay with you in the Shelter.
Your children can attend the School Program, which follows the Battle River Regional Division curriculum. We have a school teacher on-site for regular school hours.
No, the shelter does not accept pets.
You can leave your car in the parking lot at the back of the Shelter, or parked on the street out front of the shelter.
There is no cost to stay at the Shelter and we supply all necessities.
Yes, your relatives are welcome to visit. Family and friends may visit with your permission. Because confidentiality is a major priority, arrangements must be made with the support of a crisis worker. Guests are restricted to the entrance of the Shelter.
You should bring all your ID and your children's ID; health care information, any document about your house, bank card and banking information, money, medication/prescriptions, comfort things (e.g. favorite blanket), clothes, resume and address book and contacts (e-mail, website, doctors, friends, etc.).
You can call emergency social services, the police, victim services and ask them to help you get to the Shelter. You can also come to the shelter on your own. We will have a staff ready to talk to you and see if the shelter can accomodate your needs.