Safety Tips & Safety Planning
Whether or not you’re ready to leave your abuser, there are things you can do to protect yourself. These safety tips can help make the difference.
A safety plan is a strategy that helps you to reduce the risks that you & your children face. Having a safety plan increases your chances of leaving without harm. There is no right or wrong way to do a safety plan. Make it unique to you. Review it often. Make changes as you need to. We can help you develop a safety plan. Contact us to book an appointment to build your safety plan. Or you can ask a social worker, family violence worker, or a police officer to work with you on this.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
The only people who get upset about you setting boundaries are the ones who were benefiting from you having none.”
“I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a poisonous situation with someone you love deeply. So if you’ve done that today or any day, I’m proud of you.” - Horacio Jones
We encourage you to take steps to get help today.
Choosing to get help when you’re in an abusive situation takes an enormous amount of courage. Fear, doubt, confusion and embarrassment are all emotional states that can seem to pull you in, hold you down & make you freeze.
But taking this one step is among the most important things you’ll do in your life. It’s a step towards hope, help, love & to making a plan to overcome all obstacles.
To find immediate resources available right now, check our Info & Resources tab.
We do not accept
With a small team, we are simply not staffed to meet the needs of drop in clients. Please call or email to make an appointment with an intake worker. Thank you.
Appointments to access our services
The best and most direct way to access our services is to call or email us. We do require informed consent which we share with you during our intake process.
Who can we offer services to?
We serve residents of St Albert, Sturgeon County & the surrounding areas. At this time, we are not able to provide counselling services to Edmonton residents.