Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces, yet family violence is preventable. November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. It’s a time to increase awareness of the resources and supports available so we can work together to end family violence and build healthier relationships in our communities.
The Family Violence Information Line 310-1818 is available toll-free to Albertans 24/7 in over 170 languages. Emergency shelters throughout the province provide safe locations to stay for people fleeing violent or abusive situations.
Located in Taber and servicing Horizon School Division's jurisdictional area, Safe Haven Women's Shelter is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to helping women and children in crisis.
However, Safe Haven is more than a shelter. From a trauma-informed approach, they use a community-based response to bring together health, education, criminal justice, law enforcement, and community agencies in providing direct services.
Through Outreach Case Work, emotional support, and Public Education programming, they help people to learn that the after-effects of violence are understandable responses to traumatic experiences.
Safe Haven is striving to end the cycle of abuse through the delivery of inclusive, non-judgemental support services to individuals, families, and communities.
Safe Haven offers a 24/7 crisis line and will accept collect calls at 403-223-0483.