Calgary, Alberta – (June 21, 2013): As the flooding situation worsens in downtown Calgary, the YWCA of Calgary is attempting to evacuate the residents in their downtown homeless shelter, Mary Dover House. They are currently waiting on available bussing. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Status updates will also be available online.


About the YWCA of Calgary:

As the YWCA of Calgary moves into the next 100 years of serving women, we continue to adapt to their changing needs in the city. Serving more than 8,700 clients in 2012, across a continuum of more than 30 programs and services, from housing and shelter to counselling, education, and outreach supports, the YWCA is focused on empowering women, and their families, to move from a place of vulnerability to one of hope and resilience. For more information, visit

For information and interview inquiries please contact:

Elsbeth Mehrer
Director, External Relations, YWCA of Calgary
Phone: 403.809.4168 | Email:

Carla Link
Manager, Communications, YWCA of Calgary
Phone: 587.228.8663 | Email: 


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