violence against women

Family homelessness in Canada continues to be an emergent and troubling issue. 

In Calgary, for example, homelessness decreased by 1.3% overall between 2008 and 2014; at the same time, the number of families accessing shelter and short-term housing increased by 31%.

Homelessness for families is an especially troubling issue, because most are single mothers who have experienced long...

YWCA of Calgary
October 14, 2016

The YWCA is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. We offer programs that create a continuum of service for women, and their families who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse and isolation. Through our 105 year history, we recognize the need to change and modify our programs to the ever evolving needs of women in our community. Our focus is on empowering women to move from a place of vulnerability to...

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