About Us: Brenda Strafford Society

The Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence serves women and children impacted by domestic violence. We do this by providing a safe environment and comprehensive support services for women and their families so that they can safely return to the community and independently support their families in a violence-free setting.   


To achieve long-term stability for women and their children who have been subjected to violence.


To contribute to the creation of a safe community as a second-stage shelter for abused women and their children through the provision of quality services and collaboration with community resources.

Agency Goal Statements

  • To provide flexible, accessible, low-cost, and secure transitional
    housing and support services for women with their children who
    have been assessed by crisis shelters.

  • To decrease the length of stay and frequency of re-admission
    of women who are housed in shelters and have decided to leave
    their abusive situation but for whom housing and security are
    the primary barriers to departure.

  • To achieve long-term stability for women with their children who
    have been subjected to violence.


In-House Service Goal Statements

  • To provide social, emotional and psychological support for
    families that come to the Centre.
  • To ensure and/or provide counselling for families in order
    to alleviate the impacts of violence and break the abuse cycle.
    This will include support to understand working toward
    long-term healthy relationships.
  • To assist families to achieve long-term stability and to access
    employment, food, household goods, clothing, furniture,
    adequate and affordable housing, and other necessities
    for independent living.
  • To enable women to be successful as tenants, family members
    and members of a community.
  • To build on the assets and strengths of residents.