24-hour help

Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.

Call 310-1818 if you have experienced family violence. You will get help through the Family Violence Information Line anonymously in more than 170 languages. Or find other supports.

Family violence includes physical, verbal, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, neglect, stalking or being kept from seeing other people or forced to stay in one place.

To escape family violence

There are 3 types of accommodation you can access when leaving a violent or abusive situation:

  • women’s emergency shelters – a  safe location where women and children can get help and connect with supports
  • women’s second stage housing – short-term, affordable housing with help for women and children to permanently leave and start a new life
  • seniors’ emergency shelters – a temporary place for older adults to stay and get supports

If you need a place for pets to stay when leaving an abusive situation, there are pet safekeeping programs that offer temporary pet care at no charge. Find the nearest program through the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

For homelessness

There are 3 types accommodation you can access if you are a homeless person or family:

  • homeless shelters – a place to stay when you do not have a permanent address
  • short-term supportive housing – temporary place to live with supports to help you move to permanent housing and live on your own
  • long-term supportive housing – a facility that provides unlimited stay and supports 24/7