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LaSalle is a second stage shelter for women and children fleeing violence.

LaSalle is a second stage women’s shelter for mothers and their children who have left abuse and are transitioning from a front-line crisis agency. The program provides accommodation in nine furnished suites for up to a year. During that time clients receive support and counselling as they access educational, employment, and training opportunities.

While at LaSalle, women and their children are provided with group workshops, one-on-one counselling, childcare, aboriginal support, and outreach services. The program offers a safe place for women and their children to help break the cycle of violence. LaSalle exposes its residents to a wide support network which breaks the cycle of isolation and offers the potential to make new friendships.

LaSalle was initiated in 1988 by the Grey Nuns and was overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors before joining the Catholic Social Services “family” in 2009. Over the past two decades the program has helped more than 200 women and 350 children rebuild their lives.

Domestic Abuse Shelters

Am I eligible?

The LaSalle program is for mothers and their children who have left abusive situations and are referred by front-line crisis agencies. Referrals are taken from local crisis centres as well as shelters and other crisis agencies – both provincially and throughout Canada. "A Safe Place" in Sherwood Park, "Brigantia Place" in Camrose, WIN House, Lurana Shelter, Family Prevention Outreach Program, Child & Family Services, and Spousal Violence Teams are among our referral sources.

Domestic Abuse Support

Where is this service provided?

The LaSalle program is offered within the Edmonton region.

How much will it cost me?

Residents are expected to pay a basic monthly rent.

Funding for LaSalle is provided through Alberta Human Services, community support and the Sign of Hope.

Abuse Support

Program Outcomes

  • Safe, affordable living accommodation for mothers and children who have left abusive situations.
  • Supportive counselling.
  • Increased independence and a feeling of self-worth and dignity.

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