Women's shelters

Women's shelters

Crisis Association of Vegreville

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Residence

Provides crisis intervention through 24 hour help line. Provides short term, safe and supportive environment for abused women and their children, women in crisis or other women needing accommodation. Provides clients with information about services available.

Primary Telephone: 
780-632-7070 (24-hour help line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-632-2233 (Business Line)
Fax Number: 
780-632-2283
Street Address: 
PO Box 1022
City: 
Vegreville
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T9C 1S1

Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre

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

Operates a shelter for women, with or without children, who are victims of family violence or confronted with any crisis. Offers weekly support groups for women, training and information regarding self-esteem, life skills, empowerment, custody, legal issues and family violence.

Primary Telephone: 
780-594-3353 (Help line/Crisis line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-594-5095 (Business line)
Email Address: 
frontline@dmscc.ca
Fax Number: 
780-594-7304
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-594-0533 (Crisis line)
Street Address: 
PO Box 419
City: 
Cold Lake
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T9M 1P1

Edmonton Women's Shelter (WIN House)

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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 shelter to abused women with children for a maximum three-week stay. Offers an outreach program to women who leave the shelter. Provides support, legal education assistance, advocacy and a 24 hour crisis and support line. Through the shelter women also have access to child support and outreach programs. Personal incidentals, medication and transportation are provided on a needs basis. Seed money fund provides for the start-up and development of new non-profit programs which may be proposed and are within the mission of Edmonton Women's Shelter. Seeks to increase awareness of the complex nature of violence against women through its Public Education Program.

Primary Telephone: 
780-479-0058 (24 hour crisis and support line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-471-6709 (Administrative line)
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
ews@telusplanet.net
Fax Number: 
780-479-8252
Street Address: 
PO Box 20088
Addt'l Street Address: 
RPO Beverly
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5W 5E6

Awo-Taan Healing Lodge (formerly Awo-Taan Calgary Native Women's Shelter)

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

Provides an immediate response to domestic violence for women and children through a 24-hour crisis line. Offers a secured facility, individual counselling, group healing circles, community referrals, child support, advocacy, information and education regarding domestic violence, access to relevant resources, and support in basic needs such as transportation, donated clothing and meals.

Primary Telephone: 
403-531-1970x200
Secondary Telephone: 
(Crisis lines) 403-531-1972 OR 403-531-1976
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
awotaan@awotaan.org
Fax Number: 
403-531-1977
Street Address: 
PO Box 6084 Stn A
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2H 2L3

Bigstone Cree Nation Women's Emergency Shelter

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

Provides safe and secure accommodation for women and children who are experiencing violence. Offers programs and services to work toward change and peace. Provides one on one counselling and support, group activities and children's services for shelter clients.

Primary Telephone: 
780-891-3333 (crisis line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-891-3905
Fax Number: 
780-891-3918
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-891-5322
Street Address: 
PO Box 900
City: 
Wabasca
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0G 2K0

Ermineskin Women's Shelter

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Residence

A Native women's shelter established to provide services to abused women and their children and other women who live on reserve or in surrounding areas where there are no other services on a 24-hour basis.

Primary Telephone: 
780-585-4444 (24 hour crisis line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-585-4470
Email Address: 
ews@incentre.net
Fax Number: 
780-585-3636
Street Address: 
PO Box 1830
City: 
Hobbema
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0C 1N0

Paspew House, Mikisew Cree First Nation

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

Provides a safe place for women escaping domestic violence. Offers public educational programs on relationship prevention in family violence. Offers 24 hour crisis line for the community.

Primary Telephone: 
780-697-3323 (24 hour crisis line)
Secondary Telephone: 
780-697-3329
Email Address: 
paspew@telusplanet.net
Fax Number: 
780-697-3608
Street Address: 
PO Box 90
City: 
Fort Chipewyan
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0P 1B0

Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile 2006

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada and Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada. Focuses on the criminal history of persons charged with spousal violence over a 10-year timeframe (1995 to 2004).

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14807165
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Yorktown Shelter for Women

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

Provides emergency shelter for women and children fleeing abusive relationships. Provides follow up advocacy and support services to women living in the community in abusive situations and those leaving shelters (WACAV). Resource listing.

Primary Telephone: 
416-394-2950
Secondary Telephone: 
416-394-2999 (Crisis Line)
Email Address: 
info@yorktownfamilyservices.com
Fax Number: 
(416) 394-2942
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 

Choose to change this: women and children more at risk in province

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Ontario Association of Internval and Transition Houses
Publisher: 
Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Details how poverty traps women and children in violent situations, as well as how funding cuts hurt women's shelter services. Recounts recommendations made to stop violence against women from studies, reports, consultations, and public policy.

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