Together we can Unmask Domestic Violence and the stigma around it.
Domestic Violence does not discriminate – it affects women and children of all socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities.
The need to raise awareness has never been more crucial. Alberta women face the highest risk of domestic violence in decades.
Isolation, financial insecurity, and emotional distress in the face of COVID-19 have led to an alarming increase in domestic violence. Alberta now faces a challenge: we are dealing with the highest number of cases in the last 10 years.
362,000 children are exposed to domestic violence each year
Alberta has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country
Nearly 2/3 of women entering a shelter are at severe or extreme risk of being killed
Every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by a current or former intimate partner
In the past 10 years, shelters have received 538,689 crisis calls
In Edmonton & Calgary, shelters turned away a total of 13,396 women and children last year
We need your help, now more than ever: by Unmasking DV we can end its traumatic cycle for women and children.
Discovery House is committed to being the stable and reliable shelter that our community has come to depend on for the last 40 years, and we want to continue to be as responsive as ever to our community’s most vulnerable.
At Discovery House we provide physical and emotionally safe spaces for women and their children at their most vulnerable to feel secure, to recover, discover, and thrive.
As a valued donor and partner, we ask you to join Discovery House in leading the charge to save the lives of women and children fleeing from danger and violence.