Our CRA Charitable Status Number: 74037 8724 RR0001
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. provides 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.
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. Our Day Shelter is here to provide a space for women to receive this support.
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.
Airdrie Operation Period supplies our clients and others who are in need with menstrual products (tampons, pads, etc.) Clients who come to the day shelter will have an opportunity to sign up for this program. If you are not a client but are in need of supplies, please contact Airdrie Operation Period to sign up or for more information.