Programs & Services 2017-10-10T13:29:23+00:00

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.


Domestic Violence Shelter

YW Sheriff King 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.


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.


Transitional Shelter

Mary Dover House offers a place for women and their children to stay as they secure housing and take steps towards empowerment and independence.


Community Housing

Secure, safe and permanent supported housing for women who have experienced chronic homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges.


Emergency Shelter

YW 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.


Group Counselling

Women and their families can build stronger relationships and a healthy future in a safe, supportive environment.


Individual Counselling

One-on-one counselling can help vulnerable women, children or men faced work through a variety of issues.


Family Counselling

Counselling can help the entire family work through trauma and establish a healthy dynamic for the future.


Children’s Counselling

We help kids in crisis help make sense of their situation and develop strategies for future success.


Canadian Employment Skills Program

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


Downtown Childcare

Quality childcare that focuses on play-based learning and experiences for children age one to five years.


Childcare at Bow Valley College

Learning starts young at Bow Valley College with a collaborative childcare centre based on an Early Learning model of child development.


Visitation Services

A safe and supportive environment where children and non-custodial parents can connect in times of parental crisis or conflict.


Parent Link Centre

Families find activities, skills and support through a variety of free and fun programs for children under five years of age.