The Brooks and District Women’s Safe Shelter Society planning stages
began in October 1996 and was officially established as a society in
March 1997
24 Hour Crisis Help Line became operational and
first crisis counselor was hired in 1998
Brooks Women’s Shelter officially opens crisis beds in 2001
In January 2003 the Brooks and District Women’s
Shelter Society opens up Seconds on First thrift store at
107 – 1st West provide added revenue
and support services
November 2007 the shelter starts operating in the community
as “Cantara Safe House” which translated from
Swahili means small bridge