We believe that everyone deserves to live a full life free of violence. In support of this philosophy, we offer a wide range of accessible support services for individuals of any gender experiencing domestic violence and abuse (also called intimate partner violence).
The Bow Valley Emergency Shelter is a safe space for people who are fleeing domestic violence. Our team provides clients of the shelter with confidential supportive counselling, assists them with planning for their next step after leaving shelter, and helps connect them with relevant referrals and appropriate community services. Those accessing the emergency shelter program will receive support with basic needs during their stay, including food and personal items.
This program is for individuals from the Bow Valley who are experiencing emotional or physical abuse or sexual assault and need somewhere safe to stay.
The Bridge House Transitional Housing Program offers safe, secure and affordable housing for individuals and their children who are overcoming domestic violence. Bridge House is a next step option for those leaving crisis shelter who are in need of a secure refuge in which to build a better, safer future for themselves and their children. This program includes ongoing, confidential supportive counselling as well as intensive case management to assist individuals and families with housing, economic independence and appropriate community connections.
This program is for individuals who are experiencing emotional, physical or sexual abuse from an intimate partner.
We offer confidential counselling for individuals who have experienced domestic and/or sexual assault. Our counselling service includes professional support for those who have experienced domestic violence, and for those questioning whether or not a current relationship is healthy. We also provide consultations for professionals, family members and friends who are seeking tools to help support a peer who may be in an abusive or unsafe relationship. Supportive counselling is available in Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore.
This program is for individuals who have experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse from an intimate partner; individuals questioning whether a current relationship is healthy; individuals who have experienced sexual assault by someone other than an intimate partner; individuals who are supporting a friend or family member who is experiencing violence.
Community Education & Youth Programs
We run community education programs that promote a violence-free Bow Valley. These accessible programs seek to empower and educate community members on healthy relationships and lifestyles, being an active bystander, and to help them understand the spectrum of domestic and sexual violence. Many of our programs encourage individuals to support people in their lives that may be experiencing domestic violence by providing information and insight into available local resources.
The Harmony Project is a coming together of service providers in the Bow Valley to end sexual assault and sexual harassment. The key focus areas are prevention and awareness, training for service providers and community members, and support for survivors.