Emergency Shelters

Family Violence Emergency Shelters offer a safe and supportive place for people to stay when they are fleeing a domestic violence situation. Services such as safety planning, outreach, advocacy, children’s programming and community referrals are also available.

Locate a Shelter

To locate the shelter nearest you, call the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters toll-free at 1‑866‑331‑3933.

The Wheatland Shelter in Strathmore provides assistance to men with or without children. Call toll-free at 1‑877‑934‑6634.

For information about agencies that offer services and support to people impacted by family violence, please phone the 24 hour Family Violence Info Line at 310‑1818, toll-free in Alberta.

For additional information about women’s shelters, visit the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters.

Assistance for Abused Men

All women’s shelters, or other outreach service providers, can help men who may be at risk of violence. Call 310‑1818 for more information. Some support services are also available for male victims of family violence through the Calgary Counselling Centre.

Pet Safekeeping Program

The Alberta SPCA’s pet safekeeping program offers temporary care for the pets of domestic violence victims who need to escape their abusive situations and have no other place for their pets. Safety is an important concern, and confidentiality is maintained for the protection of all concerned. The program is offered at no charge.  Get program details here.

Support for victims of family violence

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you would like to speak with a shelter near you, please contact them from the list below.

Organization

Increase in Funded Beds

New outreach worker positions

Banff YWCA – Bow Valley Women’s Shelter  

a half time position

Calgary – Awo Taan

5

1

Calgary – Discovery House  

1

Calgary Counselling Centre  

a half time position

Calgary Women’s Shelter

10

1.5

Calgary YWCA – Sherriff King Home

7

1.5

Camrose – Brigantia Place

3

a half time position

Edmonton – Lurana Shelter  

1.5

Edmonton – Wings of Providence

 

1

Edmonton’s Women’s Shelter – WIN House

 

a half time position

Fort McMurray – Unity House

 

1

Grande Prairie – Odyssey House

2

1

High Level Safe Home

1

 

High River – Rowan House

7

a half time position

Lac La Biche – Hope Haven

 

1

Lethbridge YWCA – Harbour House

 

a half time position

Lloydminster Interval Home

5

a half time position

Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter

6

1

Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter

6

a half time position

Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter

1

 

Red Deer – Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter

4

1

Sherwood Park – A Safe Place

 

1.5

St. Paul – Columbus House of Hope

3

a half time position

Strathmore – Wheatland Shelter

5

1

Taber – Safe Haven

4

 

Whitecourt – Wellspring Family Resource and Crisis Centre

1

 

Total Increases

70 Beds

19.5 FTEs

Created:
Modified: 2016-09-23
PID: 15670