It was indeed a pleasure welcoming Christina Johnson (ED) and colleague Kelsey Galipeau of the Sanare Centre here in Medicine Hat, to our noon meeting on Monday 13 March.
Sanare, previously SARC (Sexual Assault Response Committee), means ‘healing’.
"Sanare Centre provides a safe, healing space for those who have experienced violence and trauma to have their voices heard, and we are an agent of change to reduce abuse and sexual violence. We are a recognized, innovative, and trusted leader providing violence and trauma support services, education, and advocacy throughout Southeastern Alberta."
Their prime mission is to support anyone across southern Alberta to help them find a path to healing: Children, women, and men. 
Unfortunately, with the increase in the rate of sexual violence of 21% between 2021 and 2022, the need for Sanare and its services is growing.
Sanare Centre helps shine a light into dark places with the goal of leading someone out of that darkness.
Our Club had the pleasure of donating $15,000 towards the decoration of the reception area at the Sanare Centre.
The cheque was handed over to Christina and Kelsey by Mike Christie, Director of Community Service.