Our friends on 4th, Sagesse, Formerly Peer Support Services for Abused Women, have inspired change in the lives of women affected by domestic violence by providing consistent, innovative, unique and inspirational support to communities through out Calgary and Alberta.

Not to mention, they are hosting an event this November at the Carriage House inn during Family Violence Prevention Month. This event will be Sagesse’s 5th Annual Fundraiser and 30th Anniversary!
Eat.Play.Love is designed to provide an afternoon of indulgence to all who attend. The even will include access to some extremely wonderful spa and holistic vendors!

Now let’s learn a little bit more about the amazing work Sagesse does, and why they just underwent a name change.

30 years ago, Sagesse opened their doors because a group of women, including a criss counsellor and a survivor, recognized a gap in services for women leaving first stage shelters. Over the years they have grown and expanded their set ices to respond to the needs of the populations they serve.

Best known for their peer support services, Sagesse does much more than that. Some of the serve aces and programs they offer to the community are:

  • Direct Service – Peer support groups, one-on-one mentorship, support for sex workers, volunteer training.
  • Capacity Building – agency partnerships, education and training about domestic violence in LGBTQ* communities, support to informal networks, knowledge sharing regarding best practices, our model and approach.
  • Education and Advocacy – Sages is the back bone for the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective – a member – based, coordinated community response to end domestic violence.

So, why the name change?

It’s to empower people. Sagesse, illustrates the idea of empowerment.

Click here for more information on Sagesse and their upcoming event, “Eat.Play.Love” .