Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter Building bridges to a better future for all those impacted by domestic violence.Every individual has a right to live free from family violence.

The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter offers safe refuge, personal counseling, and community support for families experiencing family violence. Every year, we meet nearly 3,000 people who have made the brave step towards a life free from violence. There are thousands more in our community who still need our help.

Family violence is an issue that not only impacts individuals and families, but communities as a whole. Thanks to CAWES’ dedication to prevention initiatives, child-focussed healing programs, and providing the necessary tools for our clients to become safely independent, we are seeing promising improvements in rates of family violence in Central Alberta. As experts in the field of family violence, we continually create ground-breaking opportunities for education and awareness. We are proud to report that great things are happening at CAWES, and people’s lives are changing.

You are not alone. Read some of the courageous stories of women who have overcome abuse and violence


Red Deer Ribfest

SAVE THE DATE!  August 17-19, 2018


How can I contribute?

Learn about how you can make a difference by contributing to CAWES through donations and volunteer efforts.


37th Annual Bower Place Pancake Breakfast - Plan to Join Us!

Saturday July 14, 2018


Yes, we did! Believe it or not, it’s that time again when Bower Place hosts their annual Pancake Breakfast! This year their free event is guaranteed to be “Flipping Amazing” as they celebrate 37 years of this annual t...

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Fresh Start Program

Learn more about our Fresh Start Program and how you can help those who are starting to rebuild their lives on a good foundation.

Our Fresh Start Hampers help women and children moving into their new home by reducing their initial costs. You can help ease the stress of this life-changing event through our Fresh Start Program. Ideally, we would l...

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