Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter

Accommodation and Basic Emergency Services

Provides accommodation and basic emergency services for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

Service offers:

  • safe, secure, emergency accommodation and basic emergency services for women and their children fleeing domestic violence


  • maximum stay of 21 days (unless extenuating circumstances) with a licensed occupancy of 40 beds
  • food, clothing, personal items
  • non-prescription drugs
  • transportation
  • crisis intervention
  • referrals
  • individual support and counselling
  • group support for children
  • recreational activities and outings
  • childcare while mothers are attending appointments

Also provides further supports for shelter residents including:

  • Children's Healing Centre - a safe environment for children to share their distress and pain, learn healthy and appropriate behaviour, develop positive self-esteem, and gather awareness about family violence
  • Family Enrichment Program - service for up to 6 months after a client's stay at the shelter includes parenting education, safety planning, counselling, educational resources, community resources, advocacy, and referrals
Key Provider: child support workers, crisis counsellors, early childhood professionals, family violence outreach worker
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • women of all ages who are fleeing abuse
  • with or without children of all ages
Bedrooms are separated by gender and are inclusive of cisgender and transgender women. Single stall washrooms are available. Children cannot access shelter without their mother.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call for intake
Clients with service animals are welcome.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-888-346-5643 (24 Hour Helpline)
403-346-5643 (24 Hour Helpline)
Web Site
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual $20.00

Wheelchair access: No - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation
Last Updated On
March 1, 2015