Every woman's needs are different, so we work with them to create a personalized plan that will meet their needs at any given time.
We focus on safety first, and will connect women to emergency services and shelter if a woman's safety is at risk.
Not everyone will need to go to an emergency shelter. Some may need legal advice, assistance with forms, a safe phone to connect with family and friends, counselling, or help making sense of things because everything is chaotic.
We offer individualized support as long as it is needed, as well as ongoing support as women start their lives, free from abuse.
At times, existing women's shelters are running at full capacity and without beds available, women and children looking to leave their abusive environment are put up in hotels until a space opens up.
Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. will provide emergency hampers with basic necessities such as personal hygiene items, diapers and wipes, toiletries and gift cards to women referred to our program who are staying in hotels. This small act of kindness can help alleviate some of the stress being experienced during this scary time by allowing the woman to put her financial resources to other immediate needs.