The YWCA Sheriff King Home sheltered 766 women and children in 2010, giving them a safe place to begin rebuilding their lives.
The YWCA Sheriff King Home is a 38-bed emergency shelter where abused women, with or without children, can stay up to a maximum of 21 days. We provide shelter, food, individual and group counselling, follow-up services and referrals at no cost to clients. The immediate goal of the shelter is to move the family out of crisis into safety.
24-Hour Crisis Line
Our 24-hour crisis line — 403.266.0707 — provides emergency assistance to victims of domestic violence by trained shelter counsellors from the YWCA Sheriff King Home.
We offer a safe and nurturing environment for children who live at the YWCA Sheriff King Home — a place where children can play and begin to heal from the violence they have witnessed, as well as counselling and support for mothers.
Community Liaison Counselling
After clients have left the shelter, YWCA Sheriff King Home Follow-up Community Liaison counsellors support women in creating and sustaining a new life free from violence.
The Paths of Change Outreach Counselling program is a community-based service accessible to all women in Calgary who have experienced domestic violence. Outreach counsellors provide information, support, advocacy, safety planning and referral services to families who choose not to access shelter services.
YWCA Sheriff King Home
2003 – 16 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5B7
Shelter Information Line: 403.266.4111
24-Hour Crisis Line: 403.266.0707