North East Outreach and Support Services, initially named the Melfort Sexual Assault Centre, was born in 1984 due to the efforts of several concerned community members in response to the need for support services for victims of sexual assault. Soon, NEOSS began receiving many calls from support from victims so domestic violence, so the agency broadened its focus and expanded its programs to meet the needs of victims of all forms of interpersonal violence. North East Outreach and Support Services is a community-based, non-profit registered charity. Community services are delivered with funds obtained from government grants, fundraising, and community donations. The agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.
North East Outreach and Support Services enhances the safety and wellness, and nurtures personal growth, of individuals and families in crisis in North Eastern Saskatchewan.
North East Outreach and Support Services envisions a safe and healthy community where all individuals are treated as equals.
North East Outreach and Support Services is a member agency of the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services (PATHS), a non-profit provincial association of agencies, whose membership consists of shelters, second stage housing and related service agencies. PATHS vision is to create a society free of violence against women and their children.
NEOSS is also a member agency of Saskatchewan Association of Sexual Assault Services (SASS), a non-profit provincial association of sexual assault service agencies whose vision is to eliminate sexualized violence in society by providing a unified voice on sexual violence issues, strengthening sexual violence services and influencing social change.
His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, has accepted NEOSS’ request to be the Honourary Patron during his term of office.