Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter

Child, Youth and Family Support Programs

COVID-19 UPDATE 09-08-2021: COUNSELLING CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY, MAY OFFER IN-PERSON IF NEEDED. FACE MASKS, COVID-19 SCREENING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED IN FACILITY. Provides programs at the emergency shelter and in the community for families with children and youth who have experienced or witnessed family violence and abuse.

Service offers:

  • early childhood professionals available for all children to provide tools to cope with trauma
  • individual counselling for the child/youth 
  • family counselling with parent(s) and child
  • play based therapy for children and families
  • parenting support for mom and/or dad and specialized childcare for children for parents to attend appointments when required 
  • financial literacy for parents 
  • ages and stages developmental screening 
  • multi-sensory room experience with child and parent
  • navigation of community resources 
Key Provider: early childhood professionals
Yes, Service targeted to families with children who have witnessed or experienced familial violence or abuse. 
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment, To access service contact for details.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-866-606-SAFE (7233) (24 Hour Family Violence Helpline)
403-234-SAFE (7233) (24 Hour Family Violence 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. 
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit, Registered Charity / Foundation
Last Updated On
March 27, 2019