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.


Adult Counselling

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



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


Domestic Violence Shelter

YW Crisis Shelter 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.


DV Outreach Program

A flexible, personalized program to help women find — and stay in — secure housing.


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.


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.


Housing Outreach

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


Mindful Moments

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


Strengthening Families

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


Supervised Parenting Time

Supervised parenting time on weekends in a group supervision setting. Fee-for-service with subsidy available.


Transitional Housing

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


YW Taylor Family Home

The YW Affordable Housing program offers safe housing for lone women, and/or women with one child.