A century of support for women and children

Our programs and services are designed to help vulnerable women find stability, then build the skills and confidence they need to make permanent, positive change in their lives. We also offer programs for children and men, as well as services to help women and men overcome language barriers.


Strengthening Families

Free virtual workshops for children, parents and caregivers navigating family transition (divorce / separation).


Family Resource Network

The YW Family Resource Networks is a provincial network of community-based service providers providing high quality prevention and early intervention services and supports for families.


Mindful Moments

Learn mindfulness and self-regulation skills to manage stressful situations and build stronger family connections.


Domestic Violence Shelter

YW Sheriff King Home offers a safe place for women and children fleeing violence as they heal, and continued support as they plan for the next stage in their lives.


Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing offers a place for women to stay as they secure housing and take steps towards empowerment and independence.


Community Housing

YW Calgary made the decision to stop providing program supports at all three Community Housing buildings as of October 30, 2020. Click through to learn more.


Emergency Shelter

YW offers a safe place for women fleeing violence as they heal, and continued support as they plan for the next stage in their lives.


Community-based Supports

Women facing homelessness receive an individualized plan that helps them overcome health issues and other barriers to establish a secure, stable home.


Adult Counselling

Women, men and gender-diverse individuals can develop coping skills in a safe, supportive environment.


Canadian Employment Skills Program

Immigrant women and men with professional skills from their home country receive awareness and experience with the Canadian workplace.



Quality childcare near downtown Calgary that focuses on play-based learning and experiences for children up to five years old.