Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement Canada. Lurana Shelter.

Our Mission in Canada

WELCOME TO THE LURANA SHELTER SOCIETY

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 who advocated activities to support women during a time in history when they did not experience equality.


Lurana Shelter has been an important ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement since 1993. While some programs may be similar to others offered in the community, they are also very different. Lurana Shelter Society’s programming model is holistic in its approach. We believe in treating the whole person psychologically, socially, physically and spiritually to bring about optimal wellbeing through our program. 

Help Our Cause

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. 


Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals, improve conditions and will fund our mission.


May you be abundantly blessed as we pray in thanksgiving for the blessing you are as we partner together.  

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Innovative Childcare

The Innovative and accredited Child Care Program consists of a multidisciplinary team that utilizes relevant and up to date trauma informed practices; in creating a space that provides emotional and physical safety. The child care center was developed with the intention of supporting children through their healing process by creating a welcoming space that mimics a healthy home environment. Within the space areas have be created to support children in differing domains creating a holistic approach. These areas include the reading center, building area, art center, dramatic center and gym space which support literacy, cognitive, socio-emotional & physical growth.


The program worked hard to create a snoezelen room to support children in learning healthy options and regulating themselves. Both the spaces and the practices used are intentional in reducing challenging behaviors by role modeling healthy alternatives and using developmentally appropriate sensitive skills. Each team member knows and understands the value in healthy relationships, ensuring that their daily interactions with children promote positive relationship with others. The Innovative Child Care Program continues to be committed to serve children and families experiencing domestic violence and trauma.

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INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT

The Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team works within Lurana Shelter Society and builds on existing programming (in shelter and in the community) to provide intentional and intensive specialized support services tailored to the unique needs of women and children leaving family violence and specialized support services for children and youth who have experienced family violence.


The ICM Team provides comprehensive wrap-around services that support women and their children in shelter or transitioning from a shelter to the community. This may include but is not limited to the following services:

  • Mental health and/or addiction referrals
  • Access to an Elder, education and culturally sensitive programming
  • System navigation and service coordination
  • Collaboration with community and social services offices, which may include enabling access to employment support and financial resources


A specialized Housing Coordinator works within the ICM team to provide housing supports and services including developing housing plans, developing relationships with the regional housing authority and local housing management bodies, supporting client/landlord relationships, problem solving to prevent eviction, and improving the client’s capacity to maintain their home.


Also as part of the ICM Team, the Child Trauma Informed Worker provides trauma-informed and specialized support services for children and youth who have experienced family violence. Child Trauma Informed Services support protection, prevention and early intervention activities. This may include: relationship building, parenting support, and child/youth-focused intensive outreach support.


The ICM Team works with existing outreach workers, with shelter staff, and with different service providers to best meet the individual’s and family’s specialized unique needs.

Contact Us

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER IN EDMONTON, AB

Better yet, see us in person ~ Edmonton, AB, Canada

We are always looking to fill both short-term and long-term positions with people who possess the desire to make a difference in the lives of others.


 Consider volunteering, and assist us in reaching out with compassion to empower and strengthen those who are most vulnerable.  For more information about volunteering or to obtain a volunteer application – please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@luranashelter.com or (780) 422-7263

THE LURANA SHELTER SOCIETY

Box 99540 Cromdale PO Edmonton AB T5B 0E1

(780) 424-5875

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THE FRANCISCAN SISTERS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY

The Franciscan Sisters Benevolent Society is a registered not-for profit religious charity since December 5th, 1983. Our Sisters  have been providing services in Edmonton, Alberta since 1927.  


 

PARTNERSHIP WITH LURANA SHELTER SOCIETY – INNOVATIVE CHILD CARE

The Franciscan Sisters Benevolent Society has partnered with Lurana Shelter Society since the opening of its emergency drop-in child care program. The Franciscan Sisters Benevolent Society has provided equipment, furniture, human resources and economical assistance to cover the costs of the program. Two components of the program are now accredited.


 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Consider becoming a volunteer! Volunteering opportunities are available for the Franciscan Centre; fundraising; supporting Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement missions throughout the world. If you are interested in volunteering: please call 780-422-7263 or email: volunteer@fsbsociety.com

Welcome

The Franciscan Sisters Benevolent Society greets each morning with the belief that we will on this day, welcome pilgrims who come our way.


 We close each day with the belief that we have, on this day, given someone hope; another a path to walk; and yet another a glimpse of what shines within; then it has been a very good day. 

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