Shannon’s Pub and Grill at 2118 Robison Street Regina is hosting a breakfast Saturday March 17th! There will be donation boxes and proceeds from breakfast will be donated to SOFIA House.
Thank you Mrs. Canada Globe delegates for your generous donations for SOFIA House. We are grateful for your support.
Find our more about the event and their donation here.
We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of everyone who attended and donated to the Baskets of Hope event this week. Special thanks to Rohit Group Regina for organizing this fantastic initiative.
The 36 baskets we received today are overflowing with gifts for our SOFIA House residents to celebrate Mother’s Day. Thank you for thinking of them and helping to ensure that they have the ‘little extras’. Often mothers focus all of their energies and resources on their children, forgetting to pamper themselves, your thoughtfulness will have a significant impact.
You have made our residents feel special and are helping them to move forward from the life they left behind. From the bottom of our hearts… thank you!
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us to you.
To learn more about Baskets of Hope visit – http://www.rohitsbasketsofhope.com/regina/
Hearts in the Park is a community effort by Circle Project, Regina Police Service, U of S College of Nursing – Regina Campus, and SOFIA House with support from the Department of Justice Canada. The event is being held during National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week and is focused on raising awareness of the impacts of violence.
The theme of the event is “It takes HEART to talk about it” and our goal is to raise awareness about the issue of violence in our community. We believe we need to let others know it’s okay to talk openly about violence, share how it affects all of us, and break the stigma.
The event is an opportunity for people to: learn about how to access resources (for victims and perpetrators); learn how to recognize the signs of violence; and understand the cycle of violence.
We hope you will join us in Victoria Park on May 31st from 11:00am – 1:00pm to learn more and sign hearts with the relationship of people you know that have been affected by violence.
The 2nd Annual Mrs. Canada Globe Pageant was held in Regina on March 17-18. The 2017 event was a fundraiser for SOFIA House. The pageant is made possible through the support of the Regina Hotel Association, Eye Inspire Events and What Women Want.
The pageant celebrates the beauty and diversity of women across Canada. Thank you to those who came out and support this wonderful and stylish event with proceeds being donated to SOFIA House. Thank you to the organizers, sponsors and supporters of this event. Find out more.
We would like to extend a very sincere Thank You to Premier Brad Wall, the Saskatchewan Party and all supporters of the Premier’s Ball event this past August. The generous support resulted in $42,000 being donated to SOFIA House.
We are grateful to have been chosen as the benefactor for the 2016 event. The donation will help us to enhance programming for our clients.
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Join the Premier and Members of the Legislative Assembly on August 14, 2016 for a black-tie charity reception featuring exotic and classic cars, local musical entertainment, and a fireworks finale. Proceeds from the event benefit SOFIA House. Thank you in advance for your support. For more information visit: www.saskparty.com/premier_golf_ball
SOFIA House has received recent media attention. Matthew Mickelborough, without consulting SOFIA House, designed a t-shirt for sale and decided to send half of the proceeds to SOFIA House as donation. SOFIA House was first contacted by CBC asking about the proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts.
After discussions with our Board of Directors and with Mr. Mickelborough, we at SOFIA House have decided not to accept the donations from the sales of the Jian Ghomeshi t-shirt in hopes to discourage the negative messaging that the t-shirt promotes. We thank Mr Mickelborough for reaching out to SOFIA House and hope we can work together in future endeavors.
As a second stage shelter, our focus is helping families who have been victim to domestic violence and we work to empower women to be leaders in their family.
SOFIA House has full faith in the legal process and encourages all women who have been victimized to come forward when it is safe to do so. As well, we reserve judgement on any and all individuals accused of any crime until proven guilty.
It has been moving to see the strength of the individuals that have shared their stories on #beenrapedneverreported in addition to the support shown in the campaign www.yesmeansyes.com. We encourage all who have been victim to gender violence to continue to voice their stories.
We want to offer our thanks to all who have reached out to us, as well as for your input and support. For anyone who wants to support SOFIA House through donations or fundraisers please feel free to contact us directly.
SOFIA House is a long term housing program that provides safe housing and support for women and children fleeing interpersonal violence. Through our on-site counseling services and housing capabilites we live the meaning of SOFIA: Support Of Families In Affliction.
Hide Your Tracks
If you know someone experiencing interpersonal violence…
Tell them that you believe them and assure them that they are not alone. Let them know that:
- The abuse is not their fault.
- They did not “provoke” the violence, no matter their actions.
- They are not responsible for changing the abuser’s behavior.
- Encourage her to seek help by calling any one of the emergency numbers listed.
- If you see or hear any signs of a physical attack, phone 911 (Police Emergency) for her.
- Report child abuse to the Department of Social Services.