Love creates legacy.
Meet Patti and Margaret, the pioneers of Big Hill Haven. They exemplify how helping others creates big change. Their stories are not only inspirational, they are living proof that through resilience, determination, a dash of humor, and a lot of love – you can overcome anything.
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.
Our community has ended family violence through supporting and empowering families.
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.
Our Board of Directors
United through our mission, we are committed to creating a safe and healthy future for families experiencing domestic violence in Cochrane and area.
The Next Five Years
We project Big Hill Haven will support as many as 200 women and children per year by 2026.
PROVIDING VITAL SERVICES
Provide ongoing support for women through Legal Aid, Alberta Works and counselling as required.
Increase our capacity to five emergency beds assisting those in need of urgent housing.
Domestic abuse rates are the highest they’ve been in 10 years & they continue to climb. In 2018 and 2019, 23,247 Alberta women, children and seniors requesting shelter admission were turned away due to lack of available shelter space.
(CTV News,Published Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:38PM MST)
Hiring a full-time housing co-ordinator to assist our families with living transitions.
Expand up to 3 transitional housing locations and 2 full-time intensive Case Managers.
Hiring an Executive Director to implement strategic planning and oversee operational fundraising.
Big change starts here.
Join Big Hill Haven Board of Directors
Are you looking for a way to put your business and personal skills to work? Are you someone who wants to make long-lasting changes in your community and build a future that promotes a healthy and supportive environment that we can all grow and flourish?
We invite you to join us. We are looking to expand our board as we embark on realizing Big Hill Haven's vision. Simply complete our Board Application and submit it to