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


Charity Storage Wars

Red Deer has never seen a charitable fundraiser like this.

Royal LePage is proud to present the first ever, in Red Deer, Charity Storage Wars. In support of the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter and the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.

Royal LePage is committed to strengthening the communities where they live and work. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation. Their focus is exclusively dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs.

In the past Royal LePage has worked tirelessly hosting a Golf Tournament with proceeds going to CAWES. This year is about change, originality and excitement.

Attendees can look forward to:

Food trucks on site, amazing auction units including: merchandise, home makeover packages, flights, adventure packages and many more amazing things! Also live entertainment & refreshment designated areas.

Event Details:
Saturday June 11, 2022
Doors Open at 1:00pm
Event Registration: $10.00 (Pre-Registration is required)

50/50 Tickets Available (Only 100 Tickets)
Grand Prize Draw is for $5000 Cash

Tickets are $100.00 each

Go to Royal LePage Network Realty Corp Charity Golf Tournament (rlpcharity.ca), to purchase tickets online.

Charity Storage Wars

How can I contribute?

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


CAWES Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 23, 2022

Thu, June 23, 2022 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


Meeting ID: 889 9647 5616

Passcode: 571364

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Donate to CAWES You can make a difference in the life of someone affected by domestic violence

Whatever your means or preference, there are many ways for you to make a difference in the lives of the women and children CAWES serves. With your support, The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter has become recognized as one of the best in Canada.  This year CAWES is doubling up on its efforts to augment trauma informed care at the Shelter and its innovative Children's Healing Centre.

CAWES is grateful for all of the caring and compassionate people that support our work. Without the resources you provide, we would simply not be able to deliver the much needed superior care, support and safe housing that women and children fleeing abuse and violence must have access to. Your contribution of time, talent and treasure has an important and critical impact in our effort to end family violence in Central Alberta and beyond. We invite you to provide hope to our vulnerable women and their children through a variety of giving options.

Ways to Donate

Donate Online:
You can chose to donate to CAWES though Paypal or CanadaHelps.org. Click the method you wish to use below to make your donation online. This quick, secure and efficient method will enable CAWES to put your gift to good use immediately.

By Mail:
Please make your cheque or money order payable to:
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter
Box 561
Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1

By Phone:
We are eager to hear from you! You may wish to donate with VISA or MASTERCARD by calling 403-346-5643

Become a Monthly Donor:
By giving monthly, you will ensure that families in need are receiving your support on an ongoing basis. Our convenient automatic debit donation system is comfortable and secure, and able to work in cooperation with your monthly and annual budgeting.

Click HERE to set up your online monthly donation

Charitable Tax Receipts

As a Registered Charity (Charitable Status Number: 10688 5437 RR0001) we are authorized to issue receipts to be used to claim a charitable tax credit (individual donations) or tax deduction (corporate donations). All donations of $20 or over will be issued a charitable tax receipt. We are not able to issue charitable tax receipts for in-kind donations, unless a purchase receipt is provided.

For more information on charitable tax benefits visit http://www.canada.ca/charities-giving

For other ways to contribute to CAWES, learn about available Volunteer Opportunities.

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