About Us

We Provide Emergency Shelter to Youth in Grande Prairie & Region

Operating as Sunrise House we provide emergency shelter to youth ages 12-17 who have become or are at risk of becoming homeless. We provide a safe and supportive environment encouraging healthy decision making and to strengthen coping skills.


Youth come into our care for many reasons including family violence, addiction in the home, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, and family breakdown. Each story is as unique as the youth who tells it, therefore individual case plans are created with each individual. Sunrise House is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week – while in shelter youth are provided with food, clothing, and personal care items.


To provide safe, temporary emergency shelter for distressed youth ages 12-17


Every family has the resources and means to resolve family conflict with youth and maintain positive respectful relationships with the youth in their lives.



Goals & Objectives

  • To provide emergency and/or, when appropriate, transitional shelter for homeless youth
  • To connect homeless youth with the necessary programs and services that will support a successful return to their home or to finding safe, suitable living accommodation
  • To connect homeless youth to programs and services that will strengthen coping skills making them more resistant to crisis
  • To support youth and their families to develop more constructive and positive relationships through referral to mediation and other community services
  • To collaborate with community agencies and associations and actively participate in community efforts to improve the condition of families and youth


The First 48 Hours of Arrival to Our Shelter