Women's shelters

Women's shelters

Transition houses: do they meet the needs of older women?

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Greta Smith
Publisher: 
BC Institute Against Family Violence (BCIFV)
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Discusses the needs of abused older women and the difficulties they face in transition houses. Indicates the need to develop programs specifically for older women.

Violence: the many forms

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, Direction de la santé publique
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses various forms of violence against women, including psychological and verbal abuse, date rape, and violence in teen relationships. Provides the phone numbers of help lines in Quebec which offer support, information, and referral to appropriate services.

Pincher Creek Women's Emergency Shelter Association

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Residence

Provides safe shelter and support services for women and children fleeing abusive situations. Offers 24 hour counselling, educational programs, 24-hour crisis line, support groups, outreach and advocacy. Offers weekly Healing Circle, in-house support groups, advocacy, parenting skills, workshops on family violence, residential services, childcare, transportation, crisis intervention, referrals and information.

Primary Telephone: 
403-627-4868 (Crisis line)
Secondary Telephone: 
403-627-2114 (Administrative line)
Email Address: 
pcwesa@telusplanet.net
Fax Number: 
403-627-4808
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-354-4868
Street Address: 
PO Box 2092
City: 
Pincher Creek
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0K 1W0

Region 3 Family Based Care Society Shelter/Eagle Women's Emergency Shelter

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Support group/peer support
Residence

Offers 24-hour shelter accommodation for women and children at low risk of violence. Offers support programs and outreach programs.

Primary Telephone: 
403-933-3370
Fax Number: 
403-933-3307
Street Address: 
PO Box 610
City: 
Black Diamond
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0L 0H0

SAFE Home (High Level, Alberta)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Counselling
Residence

Offers shelter and counselling 24 hours a day to women in crisis and their children. Operates a 24-hour crisis line. Provides public education on family violence and dating violence to all communities in provincial Region 17.

Primary Telephone: 
780-926-3899 (Help line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-926-2277 (Administrative line)
Email Address: 
safehome@telusplanet.net
Fax Number: 
780-926-3874
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-926-0301
Street Address: 
PO Box 396
City: 
High Level
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0H 1Z0

Wellspring Family Resource and Crisis Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Residence

Provides a short-term emergency shelter that offers a safe environment for women in crisis with or without children. Provides emotional support and education. Provides services to all members of the community, including: a 24-hour crisis line; lay counselling; information; referral service to appropriate agencies; and, outreach support with follow-up (with priority given to family violence issues). Offers preventative initiatives including education, awareness and information. Operates a resource library with audio and visual materials on a variety of topics.

Primary Telephone: 
780-778-6209
Email Address: 
wellsprg@telusplanet.net
Fax Number: 
780-778-2410
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-467-4049
Street Address: 
5116 51 Ave
City: 
Whitecourt
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T7S 1A1

Shelters for abused women

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
University of Alberta, Legal Studies Program
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Provides information on Alberta shelters and support services for abused women and their families. Includes information on which ones also provide counselling, support groups, programs, crisis lines, referrals, and advocacy.

Grande Prairie Women's Residence Association for Abused Women and Children (Odyssey House)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Support group/peer support
Residence

Provides safe, short-term and supportive accommodation for abused women and their children. Provides information groups for women on family violence, self-esteem and parenting. Offers one-on-one crisis intervention and a 24 hour crisis line. Provides a follow-up program for women and children setting up on their own.

Primary Telephone: 
780-538-1332
Secondary Telephone: 
780-532-2672 (24 hour crisis line)
Email Address: 
gpwra@telus.net
Fax Number: 
780-532-1389
City: 
Grande Prairie
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T8V 4Z2
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Lloydminster Interval Home

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Support group/peer support
Residence

Offers 24 hour 7 day a week crisis intervention and information line, temporary, safe accommodation for women (and children) experiencing family problems or other life crisis, information and support for women who are physically and/or emotionally abused, referrals to appropriate community resources, support programs for families, educational programs for schools and other community organizations, and outreach support.

Primary Telephone: 
780-875-0966 (24 hour confidential crisis line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-808-5282 (Administrative line)
Email Address: 
lihsi@telusplanet.net
Fax Number: 
780-875-0609
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 1523
City: 
Lloydminster
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S9V 1K5

Brooks and District Women's Safe Shelter Society

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Residence

Offers 24 hour shelter accommodation for women and children leaving an abusive situation. Offers crisis intervention counselling, telephone crisis line, support group, information and referral services and community education.

Primary Telephone: 
403-793-2232 (Crisis Line)
Secondary Telephone: 
403-362-2766 (Business Line)
Email Address: 
bdwsss@eidnet.org
Fax Number: 
403-793-8288
Street Address: 
PO Box 1045
City: 
Brooks
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T1R 1C6
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