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


Nurturing Parenting Program

10-Week Workshops November 2019 - January 2020 Schedule

 Ask about one on one Parenting Sessions!  Call 403-346-5643 for more information.


How can I contribute?

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


Shelter Santa Campaign

As you gather together in your homes this holiday season, please remember the hundreds of Central Alberta Families whose homes have been destroyed by the devastating effects of domestic violence.  Your support at...

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CAWES Receives Tremendous Support

2019 Chicks for Charity

CAWES would like to recognize and thank Chicks for Charity for their incredible donation of over $17,000, following their Annual Champagne Brunch held this past June. This group of incredible women formed nine years ago with the idea to have something for women who were coming to town during the Ponoka Stampede tha...

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