Approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is murdered by her intimate partner. Alberta has one of the highest rates of self-reported spousal violence in Canada.
Catholic Social Services is working hard to end violence against women and their children by helping to break the cycle of abuse, while uplifting victims as they rebuild their lives, free from fear and violence.
Catholic Social Services programs for vulnerable women include, first and second stage shelters, transitional housing, counselling, pregnancy support services, and outreach.
Visit the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters learn more about the signs and forms of domestic violence.
Lurana Shelter is a first-stage, emergency shelter providing safe, secure refuge and emergency services such as food, clothing, transportation and child support as well as specialized services related to counseling, advocacy, legal and medical are available by staff or through community partnerships.
La Salle is a second-stage shelter for women and their children, who have left abuse and are transitioning from a first-stage shelter into longer-term, safe housing. This program provides accommodation in private, furnished suites, for up to a year. During this time clients receive support and counselling as they access educational, employment, and training opportunities, while working to transition to long-term, safe housing in the community.
Lurana Shelter 24-Hour Crisis Line: 780-424-5875