SOFIA House is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency as our legal name SOFIA House Inc. Our Canada Revenue Agency registration number is 132527870 RR0001.
“At SOFIA House we strive to provide comprehensive services to families who have experienced domestic violence. Our first priority is to provide a safe environment through the provision of 20 furnished apartments. Along with the buildings’ locations being kept confidential, SOFIA House offers an added measure of safety through security cameras, secure entrances, and on-site staff.”
“In addition to safety, we also provide supportive counseling services which are designed to address the many emotional and practical challenges that families experience when exiting unsafe situations. Our Women’s Program Coordinators work one-on-one with residents through a trauma-informed, woman-centered approach to provide support, set goals, and work towards the future. This may include helping families connect with resources in the community and providing advocacy and support with legal, medical, and financial matters. Weekly group programming also provides an opportunity for women to connect and learn from each others’ experiences. Children also have access to individual and group programming offered by our Children’s Program Coordinators with the support of our dedicated volunteers.
At SOFIA House we believe that families need time to recover from the trauma of domestic violence. During that time of recovery we try to provide individual, group and community support for out reach families. This combination allows families to recover at their speed and ability. The flexibility of Second Stage Sheltering can provide the time and support needed to develop skills which lead to the development of the courage to change.