Understanding the Past Building the Future

The Sage Haven Logo - It is the general shape of a tree with a slender black trunk on a thin slightly sloping hill. There are leaf shapes radiating out like branches larger leaves toward the middle and smaller at the outside of the canopy. The leaves change color in progression from purple on the left to blue, light blue, green in the middle, yellow, orange and red on the right.


A safe, secure, and nurturing community that is free from gender-based violence.

Mission Statement

We are committed to building a healthy community for those impacted by gender-based violence. We strive to meet the needs and interests of our clients through delivery of the following:

  • safe housing
  • safe spaces
  • education and resources
  • counselling
  • advocacy

Our Executive Director

Ellen Frood

“Much of the life-changing work that we do at Sage Haven Society incorporates the notion of transitions. Transitions from abusive relationships into the safety of our shelter. Transitions from shelter into independence and economic security. Transitions from the trauma of sexual assault to whole, healed, hopeful futures. Courageous transitions from fear and isolation to empowerment and hope.”

Society Annual Reports

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Sage Engage Newsletters

Fall 2022

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Services Pamphlets

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Coldest Night AVNews Photo showing many people walking down a residential street. They are all wearing white toques with blue coldest night logos. Some have white and blue scarves. There are people of all ages.
Image from BC Housing of the Second Stage Housing announcement at City Hall. Various people are standing in a circle in the main lobby. Wameesh Tseshaht Chief Councillor Ken Watts delivers a prayer. He is wearing an orange shirt.


Check the Programs and Services for Volunteer opportunities.

Currently there are opportunities in SARP (Sexual Assault Response Program)

Be on the Board

Interested in becoming a member of the Board of the Society? Please complete this fillable application and email to office@sagehavensociety.org

Current Board Members:

  • Chair – Chris Alemany
  • Vice-Chair – Pat Kermeen
  • Treasurer – Don Tecson
  • At-Large – Suzanne Dube, Laurie Allen, Jennifer Gallic, Julie Borina

Contact us now

Transition House 24/7 Help Call:
250-724-2223 or text 250-206-1011

Main Office
3082 3rd Ave.,
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 2A5

Closed Statutory Holidays

OPEN 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.