Family violence is often referred to as domestic abuse or spousal abuse. It involves the controlling behaviour of someone who is close to you and can include any intentional or reckless act that causes injury, property damage or intimidation to yourself or a family member. Examples of acts of domestic abuse can include:
Physical abuse (Hitting, punching, kicking, strangulation and other forms of physical violence)
Stalking and Harassment
Threatens to harm you, other people or animals
Many forms of domestic abuse are crimes. Research also shows that violence in the home may have harmful and lasting consequences on the well-being of children.
If you are impacted by Family Violence, SRVSS can provide you with information and resources. If there is a matter before the courts, SRVSS will be able to provide you with court information and if needed, accompany you and support you through this process.
Call our Office at 403-934-6552
403-934-6634(Provides Shelter and Services for Men & Women)
403-266-4111 (For Shelter Information)
403-705-3250 (Both Men & Women)
Family Violence Info Line
310-1818 (Alberta Wide Toll Free)
403.266.4357 (24 Hr Crisis Line)