Lurana Shelter Society and Lurana Shelter are named after Lurana White, the Foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement. Lurana White was a woman of vision and supported endeavors to support women at a time in history when women did not experience equality. The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement have been providing services in Edmonton, Alberta since 1928. More information is available at www.graymoor.org.
Lurana Shelter has offered services since November 1993 including safe refuge and life changing services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence in our community. Their hope is not to be needed someday, but for now their priorities include providing safety for victims and their children, empowering the women and children they serve, and working toward social change through education and advocacy.
Currently, Lurana Shelter Society administers three distinct programs:
Operation of a first-stage, emergency shelter providing safe, secure refuge and emergency services such as food, clothing, transportation and child support as well as specialized services related to counseling, advocacy, legal and medical care available by staff or through community partnerships.
Child-specific programming to assist vulnerable children and youth as they deal with the abuse they have witnessed and endured. Highly trained staff provides individual counseling, support groups as well as specialized learning and recreational activities.