Edmonton & Area News

Province aims to reduce risk for Edmonton’s homeless

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


Alpha House Shelter
203 15 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-234-7388

Brenda’s House (for families)
1921 28 Street SW
Phone: 403-242-8575

Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Phone: 403-266-3600

Inn From the Cold (for families)
110 11 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-263-8384

Mary Dover House Emergency Shelter (for women)
320 5 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-263-1550

Mustard Seed Foothills Shelter
7025 44 Street SE
Phone: 403-723-9422

Salvation Army Centre of Hope (for men)
420 9 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-410-1111

Salvation Army Women’s Integrated Supportive Housing (WISH)
Wagner Place, 3013 15 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-930-2711


e4c – Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre
9321 Jasper Avenue
Phone: 780-424-7543

Hope Mission Emergency Shelters
9908 106 Avenue
Phone: 780-422-2018

Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray Salvation Army Community Services Centre
9919 MacDonald Avenue
Phone: 780-743-4135

Grande Prairie

Rotary House
10101 97A Street
Phone: 780-539-6777


Lethbridge Shelter and Resource Centre
802 2A Avenue N
Phone: 403-327-1031


Lloydminster Men’s Shelter
5001 48 Avenue
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-825-3977

Medicine Hat

Salvation Army Centre of Hope
737 8 Street SE
Phone: 403-526-9699

Red Deer

Safe Harbour People’s Place
6002 54 Avenue
Phone: 403-347-0181

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


Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter
Phone: 403-760-3200, 9 am to 5 pm weekdays
Phone: 403-760-3200, weekdays after 5 pm and on weekends


Cantara Safe House
Phone: 403-793-2232


Awo Taan Emergency Shelter
Phone: 403-531-1972 or 403-531-1976

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Phone: 403-234-7233

YW Sheriff King Home
Phone: 403-266-0707


Camrose Women’s Shelter
Phone: 780-672-1035 or 1-877-7672-1010

Cold Lake

Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre
Phone: 780-594-3353 or 1-866-594-0533


WIN House
Phone: 780-479-0058

Lurana Shelter
Phone: 780-424-5875


Sucker Creek Emergency Women’s Shelter
Phone: 780-523-4357 or 1-866-523-2929


Crossroads Resource Centre & Women’s Shelter
Phone: 780-835-2120 or 1-877-835-2120

Fort McMurray

Unity House Emergency Shelter
Phone: 780-743-1190

Grande Cache

Grande Cache Transition House
Phone: 780-827-3776 or 1-866-957-3776, 9 am to 4 pm weekdays
Phone: 780-827-1791, weekdays after 4 pm and on weekends

Grande Prairie

Odyssey House
Phone: 780-532-2672

High Level

Safe Home
Phone: 780-926-3899 or 1-888-926-0301

High River

Rowan House Emergency Shelter
Phone: 403-652-3311 or 1-855-652-3311


Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Women
Phone: 780-865-5133 or 1-800-661-0937

Lac La Biche

Hope Haven Women’s Shelter
Phone: 780-623-3100 or 1-866-331-3933


Harbour House Women’s Emergency Shelter
Phone: 403-320-1881


Lloydminster Interval Home
Phone: 780-875-0966


Ermineskin Women’s Shelter
Phone: 780-585-4444 or 1-866-585-3941

Medicine Hat

Phoenix Safe House
Phone: 403-529-1091 or 1-800-661-7949


Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter
Phone: 403-881-2000 or 403-932-2222 if you are in immediate danger on reserve

Peace River

Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter
Phone: 1-877-624-3466

Pincher Creak

Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association
Phone: 403-627-2114

Red Deer

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter
Phone: 1-888-346-5643

Rocky Mountain House

Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter
Phone: 1-877-845-4141

Slave Lake

Northern Haven Support Society
Phone: 780-849-4418 or 1-877-214-4418

St. Paul

Capella Centre
Phone: 780-645-5195 or 1-800-263-3045

Stand Off

Kainaiwa Women’s Wellness Lodge
Phone: 403-653-3946

Strathcona County

A Safe Place
Phone: 780-464-7233 or 1-877-252-7233


Wheatland Shelter
Phone: 403-934-6634 or 1-877-934-6634


Safe Haven
Phone: 403-223-0483


Neepinise Family Healing Centre
Phone: 780-891-3333 or 1-877-891-5322


Wellspring Family Resource and Crisis Centre
Phone: 1-800-467-4049

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