The History of the Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society
1979Representatives 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.
1980February 12 - Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society is incorporated.
April 11 - First annual general meeting is held.
1981Funding is approved for an emergency shelter.
First Executive Director is hired.
1982February 1 - Medicine Hat Women's Shelter opens its doors.
1996The need for a larger shelter is recognized and plans begin.
1998Construction of new emergency shelter begins.
1999April 20 - The new emergency shelter named "Phoenix Safe House" officially opens in new facility.
2003The need for a second stage shelter is recognized and plans begin.
2006Musasa House, second stage facility opens its doors.
2007Phoenix Safe House increases capacity from 11 to 18 beds.
Official Grand Opening ceremonies for Musasa House are held.
2008Phoenix Safe House increases capacity from 18 to 24 beds.
2009Treehouse Daycare Program opened.
Housing First Program begins.
2014Phoenix Safe House increased from 24 to 30 beds.
Safe Family Intervention Team (SFIT) program began in partnership with the Medicine Hat Police Service.