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.
We currently represent 22 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 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 2 staff members.
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 funds Nato’ we ho win.
Law Foundation of Saskatchewan funds Promoting Access to Justice for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Saskatchewan.
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.
Praireaction Foundation funds Adjusting to New Life in the Prairies: Needs of Newcomer Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Attorney General– Ongoing contribution funding for Provincial Coordination Services
– 2019 Strategic Planning