Studies have shown that family violence might occur as many as 35 times before the victim first tells anyone. Abuse is rarely a one-time occurrence and tends to worsen over time when there are no direct interventions

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Our Mission
To provide a consistent, educated, effective community based response to violence and abuse in the family throughout South Western Alberta.
28th October, 2021
Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. You may be surprised to hear that Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces.

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Emergency protection order (EPO)
  • When violence or threatening behaviour occurs between family members
  • Must be a need for immediate protection
  • The police can obtain an EPO if they’re investigating a domestic disturbance
  • Can be used to remove an offender from their home and prevent their return
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Emergency Numbers

If you are in immediate danger please call  911 .

Family Violence Hotline:

(Call Toll-Free, 24 Hours, 7 Days/Week, offered in over 170 languages)

Canadian Mental Health Association Distress Line-24/7 Support: 403-327-7905

Pincher Creek Women’s Shelter- Crisis Line: 1-888-354-4868 Office: 403-627-2114

Kids Help Line call: 1-800-668-6868 Text CONNECT to 686868

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services One Line: 1-866-403-8000


Community Domestic Violence Response Lead:

Tracy Rocca