- Our Work
Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) is the member association for 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.
We represent 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 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.
PATHS is a respected organization that has received funding or partnered on projects funded by: Status of Women (Women and Gender Equality) 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; the Prairieaction Foundation; and the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan. PATHS partners with Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE), Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence, Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS), and the Saskatchewan SPCA.
PATHS office is located in Regina and has 3 staff members.
In this Global News story, Crystal Giesbrecht from PATHS shares results from a study conducted in #Saskatchewan examining barriers for people who own pets and farm animals when they experience intimate partner violence. @SaskSPCA https://globalnews.ca/news/8214032/intimate-partner-violence-victims-who-own-pets-farm-saskatchewan/