The Emergency Shelter is a seven-bedroom, 27 bed shelter for women with or without children who are fleeing domestic violence or who are in crisis. It is a secure building with 24-hour staffing. Our frontline workers offer safety, support, advocacy, information, referrals, childcare, and a variety of other supports based on the needs and goals of our clients.
While at the shelter we provide:
- Safe, secure accommodations for you and your children.
- Hot meals and snacks
- Staff specializing in crisis intervention and safety planning
- Child Support
- Private and recreational spaces
- Laundry Facilities
- Emergency clothing and personal items.
- Resources and support groups.
- Pet housing is available. For more information and to complete an assessment please call 780-594-3353.
What you should bring:
- Birth Certificate
- Immigration Papers
- Custody Papers
- Driver’s License
- AB Health Card
- Social Insurance Card
- Comfort items for your children
Children and Youth
The Stepping Stones Crisis Society offers support to children and youth who are staying at the shelter and our Second Stage housing program. Using crafts, games, videos, activities, and group discussion, we teach children that it is okay to talk about their experiences and that they are not alone. Together, we explore ways that they can feel safe.
On top of the support we offer for children and youth we also offer limited child care. We have age appropriate play equipment and provide age appropriate information on violence and safety planning.
In House School
During the regular school year, children staying at the shelter who are not able to attend their own school, for any reason, can attend our In House School. Our Teacher will work one on one or in small groups with them to ensure they miss as little of the school curriculum as possible. Our in-house teacher also has specialized training, which allows her to work with kids who need more emotional support in class, to help them feel safe in school and prepared to transition back into school with their peers in the community.