Every once in a while I meet special people. One of those people is a client of mine. She works for Central Alberta Womens Emergency Shelter (C.A.W.E.S.) Hopefully this blog helps someone get help they need and deserve. This is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. Please read below - this is the email I received and please help in any way you can.
C.A.W.E.S is a charitable organization serving the central Alberta area. Our safe, secure home-like shelter located within Red Deer currently houses up to thirty six women and children at any one time for a maximum stay of 21 days or longer in special circumstances.
Our clients include women who are battered (physically, psychologically, sexually, and emotionally) with or without children and in need of temporary safe refuge from family violence and whose health and safety would be threatened if they remain in the family home. Victims of sexual assault who are incapable of meeting their own needs or those of their children are also offered safe refuge. Women and their children in crisis, experiencing homelessness or in an emergency situation and without viable alternatives are eligible for shelter services.
C.A.W.E.S operates its many programs and services with the support of an experienced team of over 30 full and part-time staff and fifty plus dedicated volunteers. We are proud to belong to a community of caring partners, who all share in our mission to provide safe refuge for women and children, assisting people to achieve their full potential free from family violence.
Central Alberta Women`s Emergency Shelter
P.O. Box 561
Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1