Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter 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


CAWES Named Best Charitable Organization for 2014
So exciting for our organization!!! CAWES is very pleased to be announced as one of the Best for 2014! See Page 18 CAWES is named the Best Charitable Organization for 2014.
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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.


Diva on a Dime Project
Diva on a Dime is a project that Michelle Weinberger a local Interior Designer started to help those families leaving the Shelter.
At the moment we are asking for: bed frames, dressers, sofa's, coffee tables, kitchen tables & chairs...


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