Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) is the member association for twenty-one member agencies that provide intimate partner violence services across Saskatchewan. Our members are women’s shelters (also known as domestic violence shelters, safe shelters, transition houses, or interval houses), second stage shelters, and counselling centres that offer counselling and support to survivors of IPV.
PATHS has worked on issues related to violence against women and supported our member agencies in the sheltering movement for over 30 years. PATHS began in 1983 when directors of shelters in Saskatchewan met to discuss the creation of a network. The association was officially formed in 1984 and incorporated in 1986.
We currently represent 21 agencies who work on a daily basis with women, men, and children who have experienced, perpetrated or been exposed to violence in the home. We provide a unified voice for our members and are regularly consulted by the media and legislators for input on issues related to violence against women. PATHS’ vision is a society free from violence. PATHS’ mission is to collaborate with PATHS members, and to provide research, program development, awareness, and education on interpersonal violence to all.
PATHS is a respected organization that has received funding or partnered on projects funded by: Status of Women Canada; the Public Health Agency of Canada; the Saskatchewan Office of the Status of Women; the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Community-University Research Alliance (CURA); the Canadian Women’s Foundation; the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund; and the Prairie Action Foundation. PATHS partners with Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE), Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence, and Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS).
PATHS office is located in Regina and has 2.5 staff members (two full-time positions and one part-time).
PATHS member agencies are 21 domestic violence shelters, second stage shelters, and counselling centres across Saskatchewan:
|Battlefords Interval House
Family Service Regina
Family Service Saskatoon
Hudson Bay Family and Support Centre
Moose Jaw Transition House
North East Outreach and Support Services
PARTNERS Family Services
Piwapan Women’s Centre
Project Safe Haven
Qu’Appelle Haven Safe Shelter
Click here for contact information of our member agencies.
Public Health Agency of Canada is a federal government agency that promotes and protects the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health. PHAC funds PATHS’ current project Natawayhowin (Creative Solutions to Easing Victimization’s Effects) through the Supporting the Health of Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse through Community Programs funding stream.
Status of Women Canada is a federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. SWC works to advance equality for women and to remove the barriers to women’s participation in society, putting particular emphasis on increasing women’s economic security and eliminating violence against women. Status of Women Canada funds PATHS’ current project, Intimate Partner Violence and the Workplace.
SaskTel works with PATHS each year to publish an Abuse Help Lines page in all 10 DirectWest phone books across Saskatchewan. Thanks to the generous support of SaskTel, we are able to get important information about violence and abuse into the hands of people who need it. SaskTel also runs the Phones for a Fresh Start program, providing cellular phones to women staying in emergency shelters, free of charge, to ensure their safety.