High Risk Affordable Housing Project Also In the Works 

Excerpts - Red Deer Advocate - September 23, 2015

Red Deer’s emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence is getting a piece of $15 million in provincial funding.

“No one should have to live in fear. No one should be subjected to violence particularly in their homes, a place that is suppose to be safe,” Minister Sabir said during his news conference in Edmonton.

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES) will get $380,442 in new annual funding to help out with costs like utilities, food and phone, plus an additional 3.5-full time intensive case management workers and its first child trauma counsellor.

“It’s a significant input of resources into shelters and I just couldn’t be happier,” said shelter executive director Ian Wheeliker.

He said work has already started with the government and community to create a high-risk a second stage shelter for the Central Alberta region. Within two years, Red Deer needs 35 units, with two and three-bedrooms, with 24/7 security staff to restrict access to the building.  “We hope that when the government releases its budget, some capital money will be available for affordable housing. What we’re going to do is apply for affordable housing, but we’re gong to make it high-risk affordable housing.”

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 CAWES Tea Party In Honour of Carole Scott

Tea Party Invitation In Honour of Carole Scott

CAWES is fortunate to have a great many supporters in our community who give freely of their time, talent and treasure.  On September 23rd at Cronquist House we are honouring one of these special supporters - a truly exceptional volunteer, who with love and care, has been sharing her time and talents with the women and children at the Shelter since 1992.  What can we say – we are grateful for the kind and selfless contribution of Carole Scott, Volunteer Extraordinaire!!!

Helping Moms and Kids Ease in to  Comfortable New Places of their Own

Diva Team

Mark your calendars for this fun filled community event, brought to you by our friends at Divine Flooring and the Diva on a Dime Project. For more information, please click:  http://on.fb.me/1LpryIQ.  Thanks to their work and the support of a great many individual and corporate donors and sponsors at this event, women and children fleeing violence and abuse in our community are able to start anew and change their lives. Hope you can join everyone on October 23!  We are grateful to our friends at Divine Flooring for supporting this fantastic program, driven by lead entrepreneur Michelle Jackson and her committed, caring and generous friends.

CAWES and Bower Place, Working Together, Changing Lives

Bower Place Lego

CAWES Volunteers will be on site at Centre Court to help our friends from Bower Place supervise this LEGO GIANT BUILD special event.  If you’d like to lend a hand and support CAWES at what promises to be a fun filled event, please send us a note: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

CAWES is grateful for the strong and enduring support of Bower Place.  The Shelter is especially proud for being selected as their 'Charity of Choice'.  Just recently, thanks to the strong community support of the Bower Place Westerner Days BBQ, the Women's Shelter benefitted from an $8K donation in support of programs for women and children fleeing abuse.  Working together, creating synergy, assisting people achieve their full potential free from family violence.

Executive Home Building Centre Teams Up WIth DV Court Team

Home Hdwe BBQT

Thank you Home Hardware for hosting this fun filled event. We are grateful to the lead organizers and BBQ hosts Steve Williams - Executive Home Building Centre and Sue Williams and her colleagues - Domestic Violence Court Team. The support of solid community builders like Home Hardware (http://bit.ly/1nWpgBV) and the contributions of all those who joined us at the event are helping to change the lives of women and children facing violence in our community. Thank you!