domestic violence

The children's play area at Toronto's Interval House, an emergency shelter for women in abusive situations, is pictured on Monday, February 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Women’s shelters facing staff shortages amid COVID, high rates of gendered violence

Women’s shelters facing staff shortages amid COVID, high rates of gendered violence

 

Members of Alberta Health Services (AHS) Central Zone and The Outreach Centre talk about the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART), a new program at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Nov. 1, 2017. Officials included were Allan Sinclair, executive director in Red Deer with AHS Central Zone; Ronnie Biletsky, co-ordinator of the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Response Team with AHS; and Barb Barber, executive director of The Outreach Centre. The DART program has now expanded to 23 additional Alberta communities. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Domestic Abuse Response Team available in 23 more Alberta communities

Team originally launched at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

 

Marshall Lawrence Stone, of Rocky Mountain House, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with no parole eligibility for 13 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rocky Mountain House man sentenced to life in prison

Marshall Lawrence Stone will have no parole eligibility for 13 years

 

Marshall Stone, 46, of Rocky Mountain House, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of his former common-law partner’s sister, Ashley Ames in Red Deer’s Court of Queen’s Bench Monday. (Advocate file photo)

Rocky Mountain House mother shot in the head while trying to protect her sister

Marshall Stone pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Marshall Stone, 46, of Rocky Mountain House, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of his former common-law partner’s sister, Ashley Ames in Red Deer’s Court of Queen’s Bench Monday. (Advocate file photo)
Alberta’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Alberta is the second province to bring in a law that could help people at risk of domestic violence learn about an intimate partner’s criminal record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta brings in Clare’s Law to allow access to intimate partner’s violent history

The law originated in the U.K. and is named after Clare Wood, a woman who was murdered in 2009 by a partner

Alberta’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Alberta is the second province to bring in a law that could help people at risk of domestic violence learn about an intimate partner’s criminal record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A poll shows about one in three Canadians know about the Signal for Help. (Image contributed)

Signal for Help campaign helping victims of domestic violence

One in three Canadians know about Signal for Help

A poll shows about one in three Canadians know about the Signal for Help. (Image contributed)
Kirsten Mehle answers crisis calls at the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter in Red Deer. The shelter’s outreach workers are assisting a growing number of abused women who are continuing to live in the community during this pandemic. (Contributed photo).

A stressful year for victims of domestic violence in central Alberta

Outreach workers are helping more abuse victims who are remaining in their homes

Kirsten Mehle answers crisis calls at the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter in Red Deer. The shelter’s outreach workers are assisting a growing number of abused women who are continuing to live in the community during this pandemic. (Contributed photo).

Lack of funding hampering aid to domestic violence survivors, report says

Lack of funding hampering aid to domestic violence survivors, report says

Police calls for domestic violence, mental crises rise during pandemic

Police calls for domestic violence, mental crises rise during pandemic

Police calls for domestic violence, mental crises rise during pandemic

Police calls for domestic violence, mental crises rise during pandemic
Christian Calzar and Coreen Fahrenschon staff the crisis line at the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Calls are way down in April, which is troubling staff at the shelter. (Advocate file photo).

Calls for help are way down — raising concerns at the Red Deer women’s shelter

Director believes many abused women are finding no opportunities to seek help

Christian Calzar and Coreen Fahrenschon staff the crisis line at the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Calls are way down in April, which is troubling staff at the shelter. (Advocate file photo).
Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                About 25 people attended a candlelight vigil in Red Deer’s City Hall Park on Friday, on the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Fourteen white roses represented each of the women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique.

PHOTOS: Candles, roses are carried in Red Deer for missing and murdered women

Friday’s vigil marked the 30th anniversary of the Montreal massacre

Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                About 25 people attended a candlelight vigil in Red Deer’s City Hall Park on Friday, on the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Fourteen white roses represented each of the women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique.
A woman places a rose on a memorial of one of the 14 women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, during a ceremony to mark the 26th anniversary of the massacre, in Montreal, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The shelter is full: Many abused women and children in central Alberta will face a tough holiday

Alberta has one of highest domestic violence rates in the country, says a report

A woman places a rose on a memorial of one of the 14 women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, during a ceremony to mark the 26th anniversary of the massacre, in Montreal, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Curtis Labelle, with help from more than 50 people and a film crew, will be making the anti-violence video #familyislove in Red Deer’s Veteran’s Park. (Contributed photo).

Anti-violence music video to be made in downtown Red Deer next week

Singer/songwriter Curtis Labelle said he’s taking a stand against all aggression

Curtis Labelle, with help from more than 50 people and a film crew, will be making the anti-violence video #familyislove in Red Deer’s Veteran’s Park. (Contributed photo).
Christian Calzar and Coreen Fahrenschon staff the crisis line at the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer’s crisis line workers are busy dealing with multiple emergencies

Callers need everything from mental health counselling to their basic needs met

Christian Calzar and Coreen Fahrenschon staff the crisis line at the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Rayann Toner, executive-director of the Central Alberta Women’s Shelter. (Contributed photo).

Central Alberta women’s shelter sees 200 per cent jump in outreach clients

New Year’s Day found to have most domestic violence

Rayann Toner, executive-director of the Central Alberta Women’s Shelter. (Contributed photo).
Alberta Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean                                Photo from Alberta government

Domestic violence survivors getting rental exit plan help

New program announced to educate landlords and property managers on domestic violence issues

Alberta Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean                                Photo from Alberta government
Purple Light Campaign raises domestic violence awareness

Purple Light Campaign raises domestic violence awareness

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Purple Light Campaign raises domestic violence awareness