In recent weeks, we’ve seen the human and economic effects of COVID‑19 to our community. Alberta women face the highest risk of domestic violence in decades. We want to continue to be responsive to our clients because, at Discovery House, we don’t turn our back on our community’s most vulnerable.
For some women, isolation at home is traumatic, dangerous, even deadly.
After 40 years of helping our community, Discovery House has found itself in unchartered territory. Before COVID-19, domestic abuse rates were the highest they had been in 10 years.
We know through research and experience that times of isolation, financial loss and emotional distress, domestic violence gets worse.
In a time of uncertainty, Discovery House must remain that stable and reliable shelter that our community has come to depend on. The fall-out from COVID-19 requires Discover House to adapt quickly to how we help our clients and the community as a whole.
We Need Your Help
Discovery House is facing a higher demand for service. Our budget has been dramatically impacted by COVID-19, having to spend more than anticipated as cleaning and sanitizing as well as providing basic needs to our families.
We are asking our donors, partners and supporters to increase their support with financial donations.
Thank you for your support, and please stay safe.