Are you in crisis?
If you are experiencing domestic violence, there is help. Read this resource developed in partnership with the Today Family Violence Help Centre for steps and advice to keep you, your children, and your pets safe.
If the threat of danger is immediate:
Try to give the police your name, address and phone number. Provide as much additional information as circumstances allow.
Let them know if:
- your life is in danger.
- you are injured and will need an ambulance.
- there are weapons being used and if so, what type.
- there are drugs and/or alcohol involved.
- there are children (or others) present in the home.
- there is a history of violence.
- there is a protection order, peace bond or restraining order in effect.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, but the threat is not immediate:
Call the following Distress & Crisis Lines:
- Police Complaint Line: 780-423-4567
- Support Network 24-Hour Distress Line: 780-482-4357
- Edmonton Sexual Assault Centre 24-Hour Crisis Line: 780-423-4121
- Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868
- Child Abuse Hot Line: 1-800-387-5437
- Teens Helping Teens: 780-428-8336
If you need emergency shelter:
- Lurana Shelter | Crisis Phone: 780-424-5875
- SAGE Senior’s Safe House | Crisis Phone: 780.702.1520
- WIN House | Crisis Phone: 780-479-0058
- A Safe Place (Sherwood Park ) | Crisis Phone: 780-464-7233
- Ermineskin Women’s Shelter (Maskwacis) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Crisis Phone: 780-585-4444
If you need information and resources on domestic violence:
- 211 | Family Violence Resource List
- The Today Family Violence Help Centre | Support Booklet
- Edmonton Police Service | Domestic Violence