Help is here.

Big Hill Haven provides assistance to women and children experiencing domestic abuse through emergency housing, community outreach, and case management programs.

 

Do you need help? 

Whatever you're facing and whatever concerns you have, we are here to help to ensure the safety of you and your children. You deserve a life free of abuse. You are not alone. 


Visit our Cover Your Tracks page for tips on protecting yourself when reaching out. 

If you are in immediate danger please call 911. 

 

How we help

Outreach Support

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.

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Emergency and Transitional Housing

We provide emergency housing through a secure rental building to ensure a safe place for healing that aids in preventing ongoing abuse. This service also provides the support needed for women and their families to put domestic violence behind them through the wrap-around support of our intensive case manager.

Case Management

We provide intensive case management services to women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse or family violence in Cochrane and area. While women’s experiences are unique, case management includes 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.

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The Big Vision

Our current programs work to support the immediate needs of women and their children today. Looking to the future, we know that a long-term sustainable solution to end domestic violence is required in Cochrane and surrounding areas. To this end, we continue to make progress and work towards: 


  • A safe place for women with or without children to stay when leaving domestic violence

  • 24-hour confidential Crisis Line

  • Growing outreach support services for women and children living with or leaving, domestic violence.

  • Improving our advocacy, referrals, and systems navigation including trauma-informed individualized support for women and children

  • Increasing education, leadership and training on issues related to violence and abuse and against women and children.


Thanks to the tremendous support of the community and our partners, we continue to take steps forward to bring this big vision to life.

If you would like to learn how you can support this project or for more information please contact us.

 

Cochrane Women's Emergency Shelter Society

Charitable Registration #709526099 RR0001

Box 1544, Cochrane, AB, T4C 1B5

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