About RESET SOCIETY OF CALGARY - (Formerly Servants Anonymous)
RESET is a unique registered charity, founded in 1989, that operates 24 hours a day all year-round. The EXploitation Intervention and Transition (EXIT) Program provides women with a chance to rebuild their lives. It removes them from living a life on the street, helps them conquer their battle with addictions, and teaches them that violence and sexual exploitation is not okay, helps to break this vicious cycle for their children, and allows them to further their education so they have other means to support themselves. The program is a proven, trauma-informed model delivered as a continuum of services.
The EXIT Program offers immediate and safe Supportive Housing allowing women to stabilize and begin the process of healing, and transitional housing to fully independent living as the women progress through the program.
We deliver crucial services including: a recovery-oriented, comprehensive Life-skills Program, Educational Scholarships, Employment Skills training with paid work experience and long-term Community Support.
The EXIT Program not only focuses on recovery, but also ensures best practice holistic support is provided for Participants as they build the life-skills, employment, and resource networks they and their children need to achieve stability and independence outside the sex trade in the long-term.
More than an agency, RESET is above all, a community. We have 30 years of experience providing these services for the 850+ women we have served since first opening our doors.
What People Are Saying
"I was afforded a quiet and undemanding period of 30 days wherein I was sheltered, permitted rest period, nourishment and time to overcome my withdrawal symptoms, provided access to medical care & legal assistance and supported within a warm sisterhood of women just like myself"
— TS, 2015 Participant
"Initially I was concerned that if I asked for help it would mean I could not take my son with me to recover. I was relieved to find an organization that could help me, and accommodate both my son and I. "
— BC, 2010 Grad
"I did not discover why I wanted a new life until I entered the Classroom. Life before SAS was not easy and entering the classroom brought new challenges. "
— KL, 2016 Participant
"Before I came to Servants Anonymous Society I had been to seven different rehab programs. I had also been to medical detoxification centres. SAS was more than just a typical rehab program for substance abuse; it is an intensive life skills program which addresses all areas of life concerns."
— NL, Alumnae
"Having people that understood where I was coming from, letting me freak out when I wanted to and being there for me when I needed them – that made a big difference for me."
— FD, 2014 Grad