Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter


Provides an emergency residential service for women and their children fleeing domestic violence or living with the impacts of violence and abuse.

Service offers:

  • residential facility offering shelter, food, clothing, crisis intervention and referrals to community resources
  • a maximum stay of 21 days
  • children's programs 7 days a week
  • child support workers who deliver crisis intervention, facilitate groups and activities from Monday to Friday
  • weekend recreation workers who take children on outings over the weekend

Key Provider: child support workers, crisis counsellors
Yes, Service targeted to women:
  • age 18 and older
  • fleeing domestic violence
Application Process
Service Access: Telephone Information Line, To access service clients must call themselves and if deemed appropriate for the service and if space is available arrangements will be made to transport them to the shelter. Otherwise, referral to an appropriate service will be provided. 
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Operate on a first come, first served basis

Toll Free
1-866-606-7233 (Connect Domestic Violence And Abuse Helpline)
403-234-7233 (Connect Domestic Violence And Abuse Helpline)
403-604-6689 (Connect Domestic Violence And Abuse Helpline)
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes - The front door of the shelter is wheelchair accessible. There is a main floor accessible washroom. 
Other disabled access: Yes - There are two rooms in the shelter accessible to women and children with disabilities. 
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
May 9, 2023
Hours of Operation