Your local domestic violence agencies are here to help. Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society (ADVAS) is working closely with North Rocky View Community Links and the RCMP Domestic Violence Unit to ensure you're supported and connected to the resources you need in a family or domestic violence situation. You don't have to do this alone, we're here to help.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a domestic violence emergency, call 911.
For non-emergency situations, call:
If you need financial assistance to leave an abusive situation, visit GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA - FAMILY VIOLENCE -FIND SUPPORTS to find out about receiving help with costs to leave.
If you need advice on breaking your lease without a penalty, visit GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA - SAFER SPACES CERTIFICATE TO END TENANCY.ASPX.
If you have questions about domestic violence legislation in Alberta, or about your rights, you can read more about the Protection Against Family Violence Act at GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA - PROTECTION AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE ACT.
If your matter is an emergency, call 911 for immediate assistance.
For non-criminal matters that require a police officer:
For non-criminal police assistance:
Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society (ADVAS) provides support, information, and referrals to those impacted by family and domestic violence in Airdrie and surrounding communities.
We cannot anticipate how you might feel after being impacted by violence no matter what type of domestic situation you find yourself in. Your reaction to violence is not a sign of weakness, and is understandable regardless of your age, gender, or ethnicity. It's important to know what you can do and where you can turn for help during this time.
When you or someone you know has been involved in a family/domestic violence situation, ADVAS will review your safety needs, identify immediate needs, and support you if/when criminal charges are laid.
Review your current safety needs:
Provide you with information if/when charges have been laid:
Connect you with community agencies to address your unique situation:
The Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. (Protecting Our Women with Emergency Resources) Day Shelter is a free, welcoming facility for women who are experiencing domestic abuse. We provide resources, connections, and a safe space for women and children to access the support they need. We are committed to providing an inclusive, low-barrier facility.
Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. meets each woman where she is at, and by supportive listening, we create a personalized plan to help her achieve her goals. This can include things like: safety planning & danger assessment, education about abuse, connections to local resources, counselling, monthly legal clinics, help with job searching, emergency toiletry hampers and basic needs, access to private computers and phones, and referrals and advocacy.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse/violence, or even if you are not sure, we encourage you to reach out to Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. for support and information.
Community Links provides support to those affected by family and domestic violence in Airdrie and Area through various educational programs and activities including: intake, assessment, crisis support, safety planning, counselling, healthy parenting, avenues to basic needs, information and referrals to support services and healing groups.
If you are having a difficult time controlling your emotional responses, or are struggling with anger in your life, please give us a call. We have supports that can help navigate your emotions and behaviours.
We encourage victims of Family Violence to reach out to us for support.