ABOUT US AND WHAT WE DO
Currently, Big Hill Haven is available to provide assistance for those women and children living with domestic violence. We’re here to help women of every age, race, culture, religion and income level. We understand what you’re going through and we want you to know you're NOT ALONE. We’ll help you take any steps necessary towards rebuilding your life and creating a better future for you and your family.
If you're being harmed in any way, DO NOT underestimate your partner. Visit our Cover Your Tracks page for tips on protecting yourself when reaching out. Whatever you're facing and whatever concerns you have, we are here to help YOU and to keep you and your children safe.
As we continue to grow with the love and support of our amazing community, the Big Hill Haven Women's Shelter is ultimately working towards the goal of providing secure, protective housing, basic essentials, short & long term support programs, legal guidance resources, various types of training and so much more for every woman and child who needs our help.
Our community has ended family violence through supporting and empowering families.
Big Hill Haven will provide a safe place for women with or without children leaving domestic violence and empower them to rebuild their lives by providing support services and advocacy. We will lead our community in understanding the issues related to family violence in our community.
Big Hill Haven employees and volunteers are committed to the following ethical values to carry out our mission: respect, integrity, inclusiveness, honesty, confidentiality, support, empathy, best practices, and safety.
WHAT IS OUTREACH ?
Our Outreach Program offers support to women leaving or experiencing domestic abuse. This program can be a source of short-term support as women seek information and make healthy choices. The focus is safety, connection to community resources, and information and education related to domestic abuse and breaking the cycle of violence.
The Outreach Worker provides case management services to women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse or family violence in the community . While women’s experiences are unique, services may include risk assessment, safety planning, abuse education, emotional support, referrals, court support and support around basic needs as well as system navigation and assistance to access community resources.
Our primary focus is always safety and confidentiality and we meet women where they are at, without judgement and there is no cost for our services. And should it be deemed necessary, if a woman, with or without children, has an immediate need to be removed from an unsafe situation immediately, we will work tirelessly to get her to a safe place.
A safe place for women with or without children to stay when leaving domestic violence
24-hour confidential Crisis Line
Outreach support for women and children living with or leaving, domestic violence.
Advocacy, referrals and systems navigation including trauma informed individualized support for women and children
Education, leadership and training on issues related to violence and abuse and against women and children.
LONG TERM GOALS
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The Big Hill Haven Women's Shelter relies on a committed and passionate board of directors to help ensure the shelter continues to provide the best possible programs and services, while steering growth to meet future needs.
Board members are involved in such areas as financial decision-making, strategic planning, policy setting and fund-raising. It’s rewarding work that makes a difference in the lives of women and children.
If you think you might like to join our board we’d love to hear from you.
Links that we recommend are:
Cochrane Community Support Services: www.cochrane.ca/fcss
Alberta Council of Women's Shelters: https://acws.ca/
Canada's Network of Women's Shelters and Transition Houses: http://www.Sheltersafe.ca
Victim Services: http://www.vsbgp.com
Stop Violence Against Women: http://www.stopvaw.org