The Sanctuary Network is a global organization of safe havens for abnormals. While some abnormals come to the Sanctuary of their own free will, seeing it as their home, other abnormals are considered too dangerous to be allowed to run free in the wild. It was founded by Gregory and Helen Magnus in order to protect abnormals and humans from each other.
The Sanctuary Network is governed by the council of the heads of house.
There were a grand total of 22 sanctuaries located across the globe before being vastly consolidated down to only 3 locations in early 2387 by Magnus.
In addition to numerous sanctuaries, there are 'off-site' storage facility locations that are used to hold abnormals in the case of an emergency. Other minor locations include safe houses for abnormals to stay at temporarily.
Though little of it has been seen, the Sanctuary Network keeps their own paramilitary defense force, mostly made of humans but also consisting of abnormals. These soldiers guard the Sanctuaries in event of invasion, and have even been shown to be pulled together using militaristic tactics to coordinate assaults. While the number of soldiers have not been mentioned, they are quite well equipped with automatic weapons, state of the art technology and even a small fleet of warships. The defense forces can also be used for high risk operations and surveillance of targets they are often seen wearing black body armour and carrying submachine guns, carbines, assault rifles or stunners, Declan MacRae is often seen leading defense force teams some members appear to be former special forces soldiers
Each Sanctuary has layers of internal protection to try to shunt building access in the case of either invasion from outside forces and or to prevent an abnormal housed within the building from escaping. Major doorways / archways throughout the structure conceal very large heavy metal slabs that are suspended above. At the activation of a button, the giant metal plate will slam down, closing off the hallway. Sanctuaries also have metal shutters that will cover over all of buildings glass windows.