24-Hour Family Violence Helpline

403.234.SAFE (7233)  


"My son and I are no longer afraid and have started a new chapter."

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The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter understands the role that everyone in our community shares in keeping our city safe and our family violence programs sustainable. In collaboration with other stakeholders, we have developed a Community Engagement Strategy to ensure that we stay focused on our mission to end family violence and abuse in Calgary.

In addition to fundraising events, and collaborative awareness events such as Family Violence Prevention Month each November, the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter makes every effort to promote education and awareness about family violence and abuse within the community of Calgary.


Upcoming Events




Women Leaders Speakers Series with Kim Ruse

Monday April 3rd, 2017 

Our Executive Director, Kim Ruse, will be speaking on Leadership in Human Services at the University of Calgary. For more information click here. 


Health Resource Fair

Saturday, April 8th 2017

The Genesis Centre is hosting a Health Resource Fair with speakers on rotation discussing the five pillars of health: mental, physical, occupational, environmental, and global. Come visit us here!

For more information click here.


Turning Points 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Visit the Turning Points page on our website by clicking here to learn all about Turning Points 2017 "Unmasking Family Violence."


Healing Hands Massage-A-Thon

Friday, April 28th, 9am to 9pm

$35 for 1 hour massage donated to Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter

MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. For more information click here. 


For information about Hosting an Event on our behalf, go to the Host an Event section of our website. 

Client Testimonials

My time at the Shelter kept me from harm. It also gave me the hope I thought I had lost. 

~ Jan

It’s still amazing to me that such a simple step as one phone call could so dramatically change a person’s life.

~ Catherine

After 50 years of marriage I didn’t want to leave him, but now I know how to keep myself safe in my own home.


It felt great to break the silence. I told my counsellor things about my marriage that I have never told anyone because I felt so ashamed.

~ Sierra




24-Hour Family Violence Helpline
403.234.SAFE (7233)
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