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. More information is available at www.graymoor.org.
Lurana Shelter has offered services since November 1993 including safe refuge and life changing services to women and children who were victims of domestic violence in our community. Our hope is not to be needed someday but for now, our priorities include providing safety for victims and their children, empowering the women and children we serve, and working toward social change through education and advocacy.