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The History of the Medicine Hat Women's Shelter
- Representatives from helping agencies, professionals, businesses and concerned citizens come together to form a Task Force for Women in Crisis under the auspices of the Community Resources Center.
- Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society is incorporated.
- First annual general meeting is held.
- Funding is approved for an emergency shelter.
- Executive Director is hired.
- Medicine Hat Women's Shelter opens its doors.
- Need for a larger shelter is recognized and plans begin.
- Construction of new emergency shelter begins.
- Phoenix Safe House officially opens in new facility.
- The need for a second stage shelter is recognized and plans begin.
- Musasa House, second stage facility opens its doors.
- Phoenix Safe House increases capacity from 11 to 18 beds.
- Official Grand Opening ceremonies for Musasa House.
- Phoenix Safe House increases capacity from 18 to 24 beds.
- MHWSS begins delivery of Housing First services to homeless survivors of family violence.