EVERY WOMAN STRONG
We recognize that it takes immense strength to leave an abuser.
The women who come to Discovery House have already shown such resilience and strength; they have made the difficult decision to leave to ensure that they and their children can live fear free from domestic violence. To commemorate International Women's Day, Discovery House has launched its Every Woman Strong campaign to help end the stigma around domestic violence. The women and their children survivors are incredibly brave and it is an honour to support them.
The hundreds of women and their children in our care need your support to keep that strength and hope alive. Through your generosity, we empower these strong and brave women and their children to heal, rebuild their lives, and thrive.
Through innovative programs, counselling, and support, we empower women to ensure they do not return to their abusive partners. We also work directly with children to help mitigate the effects of trauma and prevent the cycle from repeating.
At Discovery House, we are more than a shelter: from the moment women and their children walk through our yellow door, their lives are changed, forever.
Alison is a survivor of domestic violence, and this is her story.
The time I spent at Discovery House saved my life.
At first, it was hard - you’ve left your family, your friends, your community. I felt like I had lost everything, my identity - everything.
The staff at Discovery House were unbelievable - the help I got there, they were so supportive.
Over time, it really became my safe place, and I truly believe being there saved my life.
Today, I have a wonderful life, a great partner, and a wonderful career. And I don’t think about it anymore, it's behind me.
There is hope for people who are in that situation, your life will and can get so much better and you don’t have to live like that.
Domestic Violence, the 'Shadow Pandemic'
VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION
1 in 3 Albertans experiences domestic violence in their lifetime. The panel will discuss domestic violence (DV) in Alberta before COVID-19 and unravel in-depth what has been dubbed the ‘Shadow Pandemic’: the harrowing rise of DV during COVID-19.
Panelists and organizations:
Kim Ruse: Co-Chair Calgary Domestic Violence Collective
Leslie Hill: Executive Director, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society
Sgt. Cameron Sunderland: Calgary Police Services
The Honourable Rajan Sawhney: Minister of Community and Social Services, Alberta
Date: 9th March 2021 | 3-4 pm
Location: Zoom [in partnership with Calgary Public Library]
Become a Monthly Donor
Monthly donations are a year-round reminder of the values you share with our cause, and of your vision for a better and safer future for women and their children who are affected by domestic violence.
Why Become a Monthly Donor?
Knowing we can count on your continued support provides the security for us to invest in longer-term programs, transforming the lives of hundreds of women and children.
With one click, you can support your Discovery House year-round. Your support is automatically processed every month AND you'll receive one consolidated tax receipt at the end of each calendar year. You can modify or cancel your gift at any time.
Your monthly contribution allows us to spend less time raising funds and more time to focus on what matters: breaking the cycle of domestic violence for women and children.
of families have ever returned to Discovery House
of our adult clients are mothers
of our clients are children
were provided safe transitional housing at Discovery House in 2019
houses an entire family for one year at Discovery House
sets up a family with basic needs when they arrive