A women’s shelter is getting some help from the Town of Okotoks in finding land to expand its second-stage housing.

Rowan House Emergency Shelter approached the Town to request assistance in securing land suitable for transitional housing as women leave the High River shelter, and Mayor Bill Robertson brought a notice of motion to have Town administration act as a point of contact between Rowan House and developers in July. The motion to assist the emergency shelter was passed on Aug. 21.

Sherrie Botten, executive director of Rowan House, said it’s exciting to be taking the first step to establish a second-stage housing for women and children fleeing domestic violence. She said Okotoks is the most suitable location for transitional housing.