The Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. 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:
Legal Clinic: A free monthly legal clinic for women experiencing domestic violence to get legal guidance on issues like divorce, custody, and property division.
Period POWER Program: Access to free period products, on a one time or ongoing monthly basis. Rural Outreach Program: We offer our services on a rotational basis to local rural communities who do not have access to other supports.
Not everyone will be able to, need to, or even want to go to an emergency overnight shelter. There are many barriers and factors that make this option difficult or even impossible for many women. We respect a woman’s right and power to choose what services she needs at any given time. Our primary goal is to ensure every woman feels empowered and supported to make her own decisions.
The most dangerous time for an abused women is when she attempts to leave her abuser. Women are six times more likely to be killed by an ex-partner than by a current partner, and many women say that they were abused by a partner after the relationship ended, and that the violence escalated following a break-up.* This is why we focus on individualized preventative intervention and risk assessment. *canadianwomen.org/the-facts/gender-based-violence