Making a Difference



Domestic violence knows no bounds.


As a donor driven non-profit, we are proud to say that 100% of your contribution supports Big Hill Haven's operational expenses and capital funding.  This means every penny you donate will positively impact the health and welfare of our community. Domestic violence doesn't care what religion you are, or how old you may be, where you live or how much you make. It has no prejudice and is relentless in its pursuit. Together, we can and must work to provide those in our community with a safe and loving environment.


Proudly working within our community, we've had boots on the ground since 2018 and YOUR financial support has allowed us to be there for those who needed help most.  Current fundraising efforts are now focused on offering (in addition to outreach services), emergency and transitional housing options.


We know family violence and abuse occurs even here, in our own backyard. It is a global dilemma and a community issue that can only be solved if everyone gets involved and commits to making a difference.



While we are pursuing a permanent residence for short and long term housing options, if you have personal items you wish to donate, we ask you to contact the following local not-for-profit locations as they continue to support Big Hill Haven.


              PH: 403-851-9974

  • home furnishings

  • small working appliances

  • children's toys

  • pet supplies

  • home decor

  • silverware / collectibles


              PH: 403-932-5984

  • Ladies wear

  • Children's clothing

  • curtains

  • bedding

  • new pillows & shams

  • tablecloths


Donations of Funds

Financial contributions - allows us to allocate funds where it is needed most. Donations will help us develop much-needed services and facilities as we work towards offering our community support through:

  • 24-Hour Family Violence Helpline

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Wellness Centre

  • Child and Adolescent Services

  • Resource, Training and Counselling Support Services

  • Court Program

  • Community Services Counselling Program

  • Healthy Relationship Coaching

  • Men’s Counselling Service



Birthdays, Weddings and Anniversaries - Many people turn their personal celebrations into a lasting legacy by giving to the cause. Make a donation in lieu of celebrating a special occasion.



To donate through ATB Cares Click HERE:

 ATB will ADD 15% of your pledge to the total  donation!


Mail your cheque to:  Big Hill Haven Women's Shelter

Box 1544, Cochrane, Ab T4C1B5

To donate through   PayPal  - Click HERE:


Provide the Essentials

We provide basic essential items such as clothing, underwear and toiletries for the women and children we serve, who often need to flee quickly and do not have time to prepare and pack. Stay tuned for more information and a list of essential items we can accept.


Other Giving Options

  • Donate a Car - We are working on developing a partnership with Donate A Car Canada, to accept vehicle donations for the Big Hill Haven Women's Emergency Shelter. Contact us if you have any questions.

  • Planned Giving - Planned giving is a great way to support Cochrane's Big Hill Haven Women's Shelter. You can make a real contribution to the success of our mission, both today and in the future with a little planning today. For more information, view the Planned Giving document.

Corporate Giving

  • Philanthropic Giving - We can help integrate and align your philanthropic objectives through our many programs that help end abuse.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities - Cochrane's Big Hill Haven Women's Emergency Shelter hosts a variety of events that bring together Calgary's corporate giving community, and offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for corporation to help end family violence and abuse. Contact Us for more information.

  • Employee Matching Gifts -Many companies today understand the importance of demonstrating strong corporate social responsibility by supporting charitable organizations, and encourage their employees to share this responsibility to donate through donor matching programs. Through corporate donor matching, your employer multiples the value of your gift and with this, the ability to make a difference in our community. Check with your company's Human Resources department to see if this program is available.

If your organization is considering a tax-effective donation or wish to provide ongoing support to our agency, please feel free to call us at 403-472-9151 or reach out via email at


Host an Event

Host an event on behalf of Cochrane's Big Hill Haven Women's Emergency Shelter and help provide financial support for our agency. Contact Us for more information on hosting your OWN event.

You can email your feedback or any other questions to



We want to hear from you!

Let Us Know

At Big Hill Haven, we value the experiences and opinions of our stakeholders. Please let us know what we are doing well, as well as where we can improve.

You can email your feedback to 




24 HR HELPLINE: 403-234-7233(SAFE)

HELPLINE: 403.796.6564


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Big Hill Haven

Box 1544,

Cochrane, AB.

T4C 1B5


1. To donate through ATB Cares Click HERE:

 ATB will ADD 15% of your pledge to the total  donation!

2. Mail your cheque to:  Big Hill Haven Women's Shelter

Box 1544, Cochrane, Ab T4C1B5

3. To donate through PayPal - Click HERE:

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