Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter Building bridges to a better future for women and children impacted by 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


Trash Your Dress for CAWES

Thank you for your tremendous support!

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The results are in! Over $16,500 has been raised during the1st Annual Trash Your Dress for CAWES event that took place on Sunday August 16.  Special thanks to this year's brides for surpassing their personal fundraising goals that contributed close to $9,000 in donations.  We'd also like to thank our photographers, sponsors, hair stylists, make-up artists, and the many donors who supported and gave our event life!   We are grateful to each of you!

Be watching for information regarding next year's event; we hope you can join us!  Date: To be announced


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Event Sponsors:

 DynaLIFE StoutGloves PipeNation
Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer Souh A Limo & Sedan Services Black Chair Beauty by Maici Lefebvre
Sabrina McMurray Hair & Make-up Artist Red Deer Regional Airport  SR Creations 
Costco Red Deer Inspired by Paper  

Grand Prize Sponsors: 

Classic Cleaners
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The Hideout  Neurvana Health Naturopathic Clinic Logo  AS Logo
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Swag Bag Sponsors

Sobeys  Classic Cleaners  State and Main Restaurant Franchise for Sale Logo 217 Grand Central Stitchin 2018
Chatters PrimaryLogo Blk Box 2017   CORD LOGO 2 C COLOUR  Magpie Textiles  Pivotal Tagline RGB
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How can I contribute?

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


The SHARP Event

February 5, 2021

Event Details HERE

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