Catholic Social Services launched its new Morning Star program Friday.
The initiative provides women, who are vulnerable of, at risk of, or are being exploited, with a safe place to access basic necessities, such as hygiene products and laundry services.
“Morning Star is already making a real difference in the lives of women in Red Deer,” said CEO Troy Davies.
“Meeting women’s practical needs by providing them with a clean, warm welcome can be the beginning of a journey of transformation towards safety and well-being.”
The program also helps women address self-identified barriers in their lives through outreach services, which includes attending appointments, finding additional supports and help navigating other resources and systems.
Morning Star is funded by donor and community support through Sign of Hope, the charitable fundraising arm of Catholic Social Services.