fbpx
2020-21 Annuals and Financials

THE YELLOW DOOR

Discovery House News
Karen and Bill's Story

Karen and Bill's Story For not-for-profit organizations, volunteers and philanthropists are the lifeblood. For Karen and Bill, volunteering and philanthropy are an integral part of their lives.  Karen and Bill’s work with Discovery House started over 14 years ago, with Bill volunteering as a board member. Over the years, his contribution of time and talent […]

Read More »
Why Make it Monthly?

Why Make it Monthly? During these uncertain times, our mission of providing critical support to women and children who have left situations of domestic violence and ending the cycle of family violence continues. That’s why we’re asking you to consider becoming a monthly donor. Joining our Hope Circle, our valued community of monthly donors, is […]

Read More »
10 Fundraising Tips for the Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge

10 Fundraising Tips for the Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge  So you’ve decided to commit to the  Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge  and run for Discovery House – congratulations! You’re not just running in Calgary’s biggest marathon but you’re going to help women and children fleeing domestic violence rebuild their lives! Are you thinking about joining the […]

Read More »
Nahla's Story*

My life's journey has taught me that I can do or achieve anything that I put my mind to. I was born and raised in West Africa, and I was married off to a much older man when I was in my early twenties. That marriage changed the direction of my life and remains my […]

Read More »
Peer-support group class makes a difference for women leaving domestic violence

Isolated and living in a new town, Mary* took her 9-year-old daughter and left her abusive and emotionally manipulative partner. “I took my daughter in the middle of a -35-degree cold winter night to a library and from there went to an emergency shelter,” Mary explained. Only those who have been through something traumatic like […]

Read More »
How do you choose which charity to support?

Having the assurance that what one donates will be making a difference is what drives many to donate to charity. But how would you know which charity organization to choose? Charity Intelligence provides Canadian donors with information that helps them make informed and intelligent giving decisions to have the greatest impact.    Charity Intelligence analyzes charities […]

Read More »
Discovery House to launch a safe space for women to build connections and address food insecurity

On 15 October, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society will launch Harvest Table, a gathering space intended to further support women and children who have experienced domestic violence as they heal, rebuild their lives and become equipped to live independently, free from domestic violence. This space aims to address food insecurity, social isolation and the […]

Read More »
Family of eight gets home makeover

A Discovery House family of eight was surprised with a home makeover courtesy of our team at Discovery House and Stephen’s Backpack Society as part of the Four Seasons of Hope project where families in need are selected to receive furniture. Mom and her seven children not only received the furniture, but had a personalized […]

Read More »
Tobacco harvesting ceremony at Inglewood Community Garden ushers in the harvest season

Recently, a team from Discovery House and members of the Inglewood Community Garden (ICG) along with Elder Clarence Wolfleg, took part in the tobacco harvesting ceremony to usher in the harvest season. Elder Clarence blessed the tobacco and all the people that helped with the growing and maintenance of this powerful medicine. Our partnership with […]

Read More »
Partnership: Inglewood Community Garden

Our partnership with Inglewood Community Garden allows for a dedicated a plot of land where both Discovery House staff and clients plant, grow and harvest their own fruits and vegetables. This has had a profound impact on the 120 families and about 400 children who benefit directly from the harvest that Inglewood Community Garden delivers. In Inglewood Community […]

Read More »
Discovery House Appoints Leslie Hill as Executive Director

Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie Hill as Executive Director effective January 4, 2021. Leslie has a deep passion for Discovery House and the domestic violence sector. She brings over 17 years of experience in the non-profit sector, serving populations experiencing vulnerabilities such as homelessness, substance use, […]

Read More »
I bet you didn't think it was that bad

It may be the era of the #MeToo movement and Women’s March, but while a reinvigorated push for gender equality may seem like progress for the cause, a look behind closed doors tells a much different story as far as domestic violence goes. Twenty-nine per cent of Canadian women will experience intimate partner violence in […]

Read More »
Victims Share Stories of Resiliency

Discovery House asked over 100 women what's the bravest thing you've ever done. Here are four of their stories.

Read More »
Johanna's Story

From Treadmill to Financial Stability According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, one of the most commonly asked questions about women in domestic violence situation is, “Why doesn’t she just leave the relationship?” There are many answers to that question but this one forms the basis of the story below: ‘Women are financially dependent on their […]

Read More »
Maisha's Story

When the turn of a key in the front door is still not enough According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, one of the most common questions people ask is, “Why does she stay?’ The answer is quite simple - ‘Women often stay because the abuser has threatened to kill them if they leave, or to […]

Read More »
Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society 2021 – All Rights Reserved
Charitable Registration #11882 3483 RR0001 | Alberta Societies Act Registration #50249381
Domestic Violence Ends Here
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram