Why a Day Shelter?
The Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. Day Shelter is a new approach to helping women dealing with domestic violence. Over 90% of women who leave domestic abuse never end up staying in an overnight shelter facility. There are many reasons for this, and many barriers that prevent women from accessing overnight shelters, but the end result is that many women need a different approach. The Day Shelter is here to provide support, resources, and help navigating the many hurdles women face when experiencing domestic abuse.
What about safety?
Our facility has an excellent security system, and we are absolutely committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff, and volunteers. If a woman is in immediate danger, we will work with her to find a shelter or alternate arrangements to make sure she is safe.
Who can access your services?
If you identify as a woman, and have experienced domestic abuse, or are currently experiencing it, we are here to help. Even if you're just not sure if your current relationship is healthy, we are here to talk to you about it. Our mission is to provide individualized support to your specific situation. If you're not sure if we can help you, please reach out, we'd be happy to talk to you and provide you more information.
Can my kids/pets come with me?
Yes! Kids and pets are welcome at the shelter while you're here.
What can I expect?
When you contact Airdrie P.O.W.E.R., we will respond to you in the way you reached out (i.e. phone, email, messenger) unless you indicate another preferred method. We will ask you a few basic questions, and then find a time that works for you to come in for an appointment, or schedule you an online appointment if you prefer. When you arrive, we'll greet you, offer you a drink, show you/your kids around, and find a comfy place to talk. From there, it's all up to you. You can share as much or as little as you are comfortable with, and we will listen without judgement. If you have specific needs or concerns we will work together with you to find resources, connections, or help. As the client, you are always in the driver's seat, and we will respect your decisions and comfort levels.
The Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. Day Shelter is a free resource and support centre for women in Airdrie who are experiencing domestic abuse. Our mission is to be a support to women on their journey to a safer and healthier life. We provide resources, connections, and a safe space to women (and children) as they face the realities of domestic violence.
Our goal and hope is to forge long term connections with women, being their support and guide through what can be an overwhelming amount of decisions, systems, agencies, emotions, and challenges. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please contact us to see how we can help you.
Call us at 404-960-0644 or email email@example.com
Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently only able to accept clients through scheduled appointments. If you would like to book an appointment, or more information about how we can help, please call us at 403-960-0644 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Day Shelter is officially open to clients as of February 2021!