Our Mission

To provide a safe, supportive enviroment and promote community awarness to prevent family violence by empowering women and children in abusive situations.

Crisis Line

crisislinePhone:
645-5195
Toll Free:
1-800-263-3045
24 hours

If you are in immediate danger call 911

Some factors that can contribute to decisions to remain in abusive relationships include: Assisting victims of domestic violence is everyone’s responsibility. Unfortunately, many people still don’t know what signs to look for, or how they should help once they do see the signs. The following information can help you recognize someone living in domestic violence and deepen your understanding of the pressures victims often face as you try to help. Each year, an average of 12,000 women and children take refuge in Alberta domestic violence shelters. Internal Reasons: • Fear (of being alone, of his threats, of being judged, etc.) • Self-blame • Anger • Depression • Lowered self-esteem • Want the relationship to succeed • For love • Self-doubt • Belief/hope that he’ll change External Reasons: • No real protection • Lack of access to protective orders • Lack of shelter • No transportation (to escape) • Lack of child care • Fear for pets • Lack of health care • No affordable housing • Lack of language accessible services SOURCE: THE ALBERTA COUNCIL OF WOMEN'S SHELTERS (ACWS) www.acws.ca

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HOW CAN YOU HELP? Please support women and children staying at the shelter through the donation of funds, gifts and essential items. Make a donation Online. Click here for more information.

Columbus House of Hope

is a proud member of
acws

Become a volunteer

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?? You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer. Both men and women are welcome to volunteer. Click here for more information.