With more than 40 years’ experience, Sonshine Community Services has emerged as a leading social service provider for women and children fleeing family violence in Calgary and area.
The Sonshine Centre is a residential shelter serving women and children fleeing family violence and abuse. The Centre is an integral part of Calgary’s collaborative response to domestic violence, housing women with and without children who are at a high risk for serious injury or fatality. With 24 units, the Sonshine Centre provides an eighteen-month program that supports clients in navigating the practical and emotional complexities of leaving an abusive home, including six-month follow-up to support clients in their safe transition back into the community. Learn more
The Children’s Centre is the first licensed full-time children’s centre of its kind in Canada. It meets the unique needs of children who have experienced domestic violence or other forms of emotional trauma. The program recognizes that children exposed to family violence are more vulnerable than their peers to social, emotional, psychological and cognitive development problems. For those children, the focus is to prevent the cycle of violence from continuing by intervening early in the child’s development. Learn more
Sonshine Community Counselling exists to support individuals to build health within families and relationships. We offer ethical, client-centered, and trustworthy counselling to community members, with the intent of removing barriers to access to professional counselling. Learn more
Sonshine Family Day Homes provides home-based childcare throughout the city of Calgary. Since 1985, Sonshine Family Day Homes agency has been going above and beyond to ensure trustworthy, quality, well-rounded childcare. Our home-based programs are inclusive, regulated, safe and caring. Learn more