Find Supports and Services
Albertans affected by family violence can get help through the government and community organizations located across the province.
Emergency shelters and housing
Find the closest Family Violence Emergency Shelters for individuals and families who are fleeing a family violence situation. Services such as safety planning, outreach, advocacy, children's programming and community referrals are also available.
You can also locate a women's shelter near you or call the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters toll-free at 1-877-934-6634.
Financial supports for Albertans fleeing abuse
- Funding is available to help people get to safety, set up a new household or start a new life.
- Alberta Works: Supports for Albertans Fleeing Abuse Fact Sheet
- For more information, call the 24-hour contact centre at 1‑866‑644‑5135 (toll free).
Family violence and your tenancy
If you have signed a tenancy agreement with a landlord and are facing family violence, there are steps that you can take to end your tenancy with no financial penalty. Find out how or call 1-877-644-9992 (toll-free) or 780-644-9992 (Edmonton).
Sexual Assault Centres
If you have experienced sexual violence, call 780-482-HELP (4357) (North), 403-266-HELP (4357) (South) or contact the sexual assault centre nearest you for help and information.
Family Violence Info Line
Talk to trained staff over the phone toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in more than 170 languages at 310-1818.
Chat anonymously online with staff from noon to 8:00 pm daily. Begin Chat
Services for Indigenous people
Services are available for Indigenous people dealing with family violence in Alberta:
- Native Counselling Services of Alberta offers programs and services to help Indigenous families
- Native Friendship Centres connect to programs and services for people who have been abused or who abuse others.
- Call the Family Violence Info Line at 310‑1818 for information on services in your area.
- You can also talk to an Elder in your community, a community health nurse, caseworker or other trusted professional.
- Call the police, RCMP or Tribal Police for help.
- If you live on a Métis Settlement, you can contact your Métis Settlements Child and Family Services to locate your Positive Living Outreach Worker for support and referrals to the services most appropriate to your situation.