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Empower Change: Support CAWES in Providing Safety and Hope for Domestic Violence Survivors in Central Alberta

CAWES operates as a non-profit organization, dependent on the generosity of others to fund our essential work for the local community. Your support plays a crucial role in empowering us to make a positive impact. Consider supporting us through direct donations or by encouraging friends, family, and colleagues to host fundraising initiatives. Your contribution, whether big or small, aids in providing essential services for women and children escaping domestic violence in Central Alberta. Every dollar makes a meaningful impact.


News & Events

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Stay updated on our impactful stories, media features, and community initiatives. Visit our News and Media page for a quick glimpse into the difference we're making for women facing domestic violence.

Get Help

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CAWES provides free, confidential services with specialized support for domestic violence victims in Red Deer and nearby communities, aiming to make a positive impact in their lives.

Get Internet Safe

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Concerned about someone discovering your visit to our website or seeking help for domestic abuse online? Read below for guidance on staying safe, including tips on covering your tracks and safeguarding your online presence.

Statistics & Facts

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In 2018, Statistics Canada reported that 44% of women had faced psychological, physical, or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetimes.

Supporting and empowering women and children to live free from domestic violence

The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter offers safe refuge, case management, and community support for families experiencing family violence.

Every year, we meet nearly 3,000 individuals who have made the brave step towards a life free from violence. There are thousands more in our community who still need our help.

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CAWES relies on the generosity of the community to maintain our programs and services for women & children in need. To learn how you can contribute to CAWES, follow the link below to our donation options or Host a Fundraiser. Your involvement makes a s significant difference in the lives of those we aim to assist.
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