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Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. got its start in May of 2015, when one of the founding members witnessed an act of domestic violence in public. Cell phone in hand with police on the line, she stood strong and waited for the police to arrive and help the woman she saw being attacked by her boyfriend. It validated the need for a shelter in our community and a decision to spearhead the effort was born.


Through countless hours of dedication and hard work, Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. is making huge strides to develop partnerships with local agencies and community businesses to develop programming to assist women and children fleeing domestic violence. Through fundraising events and sponsorship, grant applications and funding requests, the realization of an Airdrie Women's Shelter is the closest it has ever been.

Our Story


Our Board​​

  • President - Crystal Boys -  Crystal is President and Director of Community Relations and is also the founder of P.O.W.E.R. After witnessing a young woman being abused by her boyfriend in broad daylight she took to social media and put a request in for help establish a women's emergency shelter in Airdrie.

    Having stayed in an emergency shelter herself 18 years ago she knows the importance a local shelter can make in the lives of women and children fleeing domestic violence. Since her stay at the shelter she has raised her daughter and remained in a healthy relationship. Her passion is to help build up and empower women.

    Crystal works hard for P.O.W.E.R. and looks forward to building an emergency women's shelter while providing programs and services that will help women become all that they are meant to be through emergency resources and support programs.
  • Vice President - Vacant
  • Secretary - Dana Gable 
  • Treasurer - Vacant 
  • Director of Public Relations, Volunteers and Communications - Daria Skibington-Roffel - Daria has been involved with Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. in the capacity of nonprofit management consultant, as well as web design and maintenance. She is deeply committed to serving the community and brings over 10 years of experience as a nonprofit Board member, and over 25 years as a volunteer. Daria holds an Extension Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Mount Royal University, as well as a certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Her work and volunteer experience over the past 20 years has included web design, information technology, palliative care, advocacy, domestic violence intervention, crisis intervention, funeral administration, medical administration, and nonprofit management. 
  • Director - Rev. Dr. Tim Callaway
  • Director - Shauna D'Onofrio - ​My family and I have lived in Airdrie for almost 2 years and I practice Family and Criminal Law in Calgary and Central Alberta. Before becoming a lawyer I worked for several years as an Assessor for Child and Family Services, specializing in matters of domestic and family violence.  I now see the effects of domestic violence daily as a family and criminal lawyer.​ Raising awareness about domestic violence and the effect it has on children is something that I am passionate about.  I look forward to continuing to work with the other P.O.W.E.R board members to raise awareness about domestic violence in our community and establish a response through the implementation of a Women's Shelter in Airdrie.
  • Director - Tara Molina

Three Planned Phases of Development

1. Day Shelter - A safe, non-judgmental place where women can bring their kids, and make the plans and connections they need.

2. Emergency Shelter - A safe. residential shelter that will house women and children for 21 days.

3. Second Stage Housing - A safe haven where women and their children can live for up to a year as they transition into their new lives. 

About Airdrie P.O.W.E.R.

Our Mission

Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide women in Airdrie and District with the means to leave an abusive environment through emergency resources, education and empowerment, thus creating a safe and sustainable community. 

Our Vision 

Empowering women through support and resources needed to live in a safe, sustainable community.

Our Values

Safety, Empowerment, Education, Respect, Community, and Compassion

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