The Alberta Government is working with shelters in Edmonton to transition to 24/7 access including day services for people experiencing homelessness.
As Alberta proceeds with relaunching the economy, the government is committed to supporting vulnerable Albertans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Select day services at Hope Mission and the Mustard Seed are expected to be available as early as this weekend, with more services coming online in the days and weeks to come.
“I am thankful to the EXPO Centre and all our community partners for providing a vital resource during the height of the pandemic,” said Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services.
“We know COVID-19 is still with us and vulnerable Albertans continue to be impacted. This transition to 24/7 access ensures individuals have access to a safe place to stay during the day and other vital services such as food, showers and laundry.”
Isolation and care will continue to be provided at the EXPO Centre until August 14. Government is working with community partners to find an alternate site for isolation and care.
Alberta’s government continues to work closely with municipalities, homeless shelters and community organizations across the province to develop a long-term plan that protects vulnerable Albertans through the winter months.
Day service can include access to meal service, laundry and showers.
Call 310-1818 if you have experienced family violence. You will get help through the Family Violence Information Line anonymously in more than 170 languages.
Family violence includes physical, verbal, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, neglect, stalking or being kept from seeing other people or forced to stay in one place.
There are three types accommodation you can access if you are a homeless person or family:
- homeless shelters – a place to stay when you do not have a permanent address
- short-term supportive housing – temporary place to live with supports to help you move to permanent housing and live on your own
- long-term supportive housing – a facility that provides unlimited stay and supports 24/7
Salvation Army Women’s Integrated Supportive Housing (WISH)
Wagner Place, 3013 15 Avenue SW
Fort McMurray Salvation Army Community Services Centre
9919 MacDonald Avenue
Lethbridge Shelter and Resource Centre
802 2A Avenue N
Lloydminster Men’s Shelter
5001 48 Avenue
There are three types of accommodation you can access when leaving a violent or abusive situation:
- women’s emergency shelters – a safe location where women and children can get help and connect with supports
- women’s second stage housing – short-term, affordable housing with help for women and children to permanently leave and start a new life
- seniors’ emergency shelters – a temporary place for older adults to stay and get supports
If you need a place for pets to stay when leaving an abusive situation, there are pet safekeeping programs that offer temporary pet care at no charge. Find the nearest program through the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Women’s emergency shelters
Lac La Biche
Harbour House Women’s Emergency Shelter
Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter
Rocky Mountain House
Wellspring Family Resource and Crisis Centre