Columbus House of Hope Women's Emergency Shelter

Capella Centre

Provides short-term emergency accommodation and support to women and children in crisis.

Service offers:

  • safe, secure, short-term emergency housing and support for women and children fleeing abusive situations or in other crisis situations


  • crisis intervention
  • counselling and support
  • guidance in determining goals, options, and choices
  • a childcare worker to work with mothers and children
  • family violence education on topics such as definitions of abuse, cycle of violence, identifying abusive behaviours, and healthy / unhealthy relationships
  • referrals to other agencies
  • safety planning and assessments
  • learning life skills (meal planning, parenting, discipline, social skills, modeling non - abusive behaviour and the general running of a home)
  • Community Group Conference Mediation
  • ongoing support and outreach once independence is reached

Affiliation: Partnered with the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to offer the Pet Safekeeping Program.
Key Provider: childcare workers, crisis intervention workers
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • women
  • 18 years and older
  • with or without children under 18 years of age
  • who are fleeing abusive or other crisis situations
Will accept women 16 years and older if they:
  • have children
  • are pregnant
  • or are emancipated minors (legally independent from their parents)
Application Process
Service Access: Telephone Information Line, To access service:
  • call the Crisis Line for intake
Clients with service animals are welcome if they provide the paper work for the service animal. 
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-800-263-3045 (24 Hour Support Line)
780-227-6272 (24 Hour Support Line)
780-645-5132 (Main Office)
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
August 23, 2023
St Paul
Hours of Operation