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In-person support and support groups are cancelled. Edmontonians can access resources, referrals and more information by calling 211.

Family violence is a crime. Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, or the Family Violence Information Line (310-1818) for support in more than 170 languages.

Family Violence Prevention

We work with individuals impacted by family violence, as well as with community partners who are committed to raising awareness and ending family violence.

Family or Domestic violence is a crime, and it often comes in many forms that intersect. These abusive behaviours can take any or all of the following forms, and often increase in frequency and severity over the course of the relationship:

  • Emotional/psychological abuse

  • Financial abuse

  • Cultural/immigration

  • Stalking

  • Physical violence

  • Sexual violence

  • Spiritual abuse

Resources and Supports

We all play a role in preventing family or domestic violence. You can help support someone experiencing family or domestic violence by:

  • Recognizing if someone is acting differently, seems out of character or is afraid or fearful,

  • Empathizing with the person experiencing family or domestic violence,

  • Asking what they need and how you can help them, and

  • Listening to what they want and finding ways to stay connected.

  • Remember to follow their lead--they may be home with their abusers 24/7 during COVID-19, and it is important to not put that person at even more risk. 

If you or someone you know is affected by family or domestic violence, please consider these resources for support, advice, or action:

  • Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger. To submit a report, call the Police Non-Emergency line: 780-423-4567 or #377 on any mobile phone.

  • The Family Violence Information Line offers anonymous support from trained staff in over 170 languages. Call 310-1818 for assistance 24/7

  • Online chat is also available at alberta.ca/SafetyChat (8am to 8pm in English)

  • Share and reference the Province‚Äôs Family violence during COVID-19 Info Sheet

  • Additional supports and services are available through the Government of Alberta, including financial support, housing/shelter, Indigenous supports and pet safety

Family Violence - It Can Happen to Anyone

How We Help

  • Speak with a professional social worker
  • Help connecting to supports, community resources and referrals
  • Access to information on resources for individuals who are concerned about their abusive behaviours toward family members or intimate partners

Domestic Abuse High Risk Team (DAHRT)

DAHRT is a partnership between social workers from City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service. The team:

  • Contacts victims after there has been a police report of domestic violence
  • Assesses risk and provides safety options and support to victims
  • Makes recommendations to the court for bail and sentencing
  • Partners with other agencies to assist victims

Family Violence Support Groups

Cost: Free

  • Registered and drop-in groups for those who have experienced control or violence in an intimate partner relationship
  • Free childcare provided during groups

Family Violence Prevention Team

 

Women's Support Services

Providing support, education and opportunities for healing in a safe environment for women who have experienced abuse in their intimate relationships.

Financial Literacy Groups

  • Registration required
  • Rebuild confidence about money
  • Gain independence after abuse
  • Participate in a matched savings program
  • Free childcare on site

Resources

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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