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Lurana Shelter

24/7 Emergency Line: 780-424-5875

Lurana Shelter is a first-stage, emergency shelter providing safe, secure refuge and emergency services such as meals, clothing, personal care items, transportation, and child support, as well as services related to advocacy, and staffing 24/7 for support and security.  One-on-one counselling is provided in partnership with a community agency. 

Child-specific programming is available to assist vulnerable children and youth as they deal with the abuse they have been exposed to. Highly trained staff provides support, guidance, and system navigation, as well as specialized learning and recreational activities.

Recognizing that domestic violence is a complex issue, the Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team provides comprehensive wrap-around services that support women and their children in shelter or transitioning from the shelter to the community.

All services at Lurana Shelter are provided free of charge. 


More About Lurana

Lurana Shelter joined Catholic Social Services in 2021, after 27-years of operation under the direction of The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement.


The Sisters entrusted CSS to continue their work and mission because our agency shares a strong alignment of values, a legacy of service to vulnerable women, and a commitment to helping those most in need.


We are honoured to continue this beautiful and transformative work. Bringing Lurana into the CSS family will enable us to provide a continuum of care to women and children seeking refuge from abuse.

Domestic Abuse Shelters

Am I eligible?

Lurana Shelter is open to all women, with or without children, who are escaping violence and need safe and secure housing. If you, or someone you know, needs to leave abuse you can call our 24/7 Emergency Line at 780-424-5875 for crisis intervention, support, safety planning, and access to the shelter.

Domestic Abuse Support

Where is this service provided?

Lurana Shelter is located in Edmonton.

How much will it cost me?

Services are provided at no cost to clients.

Funding for Lurana is provided through Community and Social Services, as well as through donations to Sign of Hope.

Abuse Support

Program Outcomes

  • Catholic Social Services will provide a free taxi for women and their children, within the City of Edmonton, to get safely to Lurana Shelter.
  • Lurana Shelter will provide essential items to clients, including: toiletries, clothing, bedding, and food.
  • Women arriving at Lurana Shelter with children will be provided with a private bedroom.
  • Childminding services are provided to clients at no charge.
  • Counselling support (including crisis counselling and group counselling).
  • Referrals, advocacy, and accompaniment to appointments accessing community resources, affordable housing, and financial supports.
  • Comprehensive, wrap-around services and supports for women in the shelter, or transitioning out, including:
    • Mental health and/or addictions referrals,
    • Access to an Elder, education and culturally sensitive programming,
    • Housing supports and services, which may include developing housing plans.

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