Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter

Community Services Counselling Program


Description
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 Community Crisis Counsellors for women and their children fleeing domestic violence, but who are unable or choose not to access spaces at the shelter.

Service offers:

  • assistance and support to women who have been abused (and their children) and who are not ready or do not need access to a shelter
  • safety planning
  • attending to basic needs such as housing, legal assistance and food support
  • crisis counselling
  • support to increase women's safety in whatever option they choose
  • connections to community resources
  • outreach and follow up for women and their families
Affiliation: Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society, Sonshine Society of Christian Community Services, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society, YW CalgaryKey Provider: crisis counsellors
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • women with recent experience of violence and / or abuse
  • women in an abusive relationship preparing to leave, or may have already left
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call directly
  • obtain professional referral
Referral Process: Yes,

Referrals are accepted from all shelters, from other emergency services (e.g. Domestic Conflict Unit of Calgary Police Service), and from the community.



Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-866-606-7233
Telephone
403-234-SAFE (7233)
Web Site
http://www.calgarywomensshelter.com
Email
info@cwes.ca
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Documents Required

Referrals are accepted from all shelters, from other emergency services (e.g. Domestic Conflict Unit of Calgary Police Service), and from the community.

Accessibility
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
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
January 9, 2018
Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tue
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM