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La Salle Program
La Salle is a second stage women’s shelter for mothers and their children who have left abuse and are transitioning from a front-line crisis agency. The program provides accommodation in nine furnished suites for up to a year. During that time clients receive support and counselling as they access educational, employment, and training opportunities.
While at La Salle, women and their children are provided with group workshops, one-on-one counselling, childcare, aboriginal support, and outreach services. The program offers a safe place for women and their children to help break the cycle of violence. La Salle exposes its residents to a wide support network which breaks the cycle of isolation and offers the potential to make new friendships.
La Salle was initiated in 1988 by the Grey Nuns and was overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors before joining the Catholic Social Services “family” in 2009. Over the past two decades the program has helped more than 200 women and 350 children rebuild their lives.
Am I eligible?
The La Salle program is for mothers and their children who have left abusive situations and are referred by front-line crisis agencies. Referrals are taken from local crisis centres as well as shelters and other crisis agencies – both provincially and throughout Canada. “ A Safe Place “ in Sherwood Park, “Brigantia Place” in Camrose, WIN House, Lurana Shelter, Family Prevention Outreach Program, Alberta Child & Family Services, Spousal Violence Teams are among our referral sources.
Where is this service provided?
The La Salle program is offered within the Edmonton region.
How much will it cost me?
Residents are expected to pay a basic monthly rent.
Funding for La Salle is provided through community support and the Sign of Hope.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please call 780 442 0082 or Ted Campbell, Program Manager, at 780 905 2905.
- Safe, affordable living accommodation for mothers and children who have left abusive situations.
- Supportive counselling.
- Increased independence and a feeling of self-worth and dignity.
Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters
Alberta Government – Family Violence Prevention