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


Nurturing Parenting Program

10-Week Workshops 2018-2019 Schedule

NPP 10 week workshops schedule Nov 2018 to Jan 2019

How can I contribute?

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


2019 Annual CAWES Dinner and Auction


The Annual CAWES Dinner & Auction was a great success.

Special thanks to our many wonderful sponsors...


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Community Events

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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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