The Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society (SAFE) was established in 1979 by a group of women in the community who recognized the need for a women’s shelter/safe haven for women experiencing violence in the home.

This grassroots organization was built support and conjunction with the women’s movement in the 1970’s. As a registered not for profit (NFP) organization the SAFE Society has had to adapt and evolve its governance structure to accommodate the demands from funders and community stakeholder.