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November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta and Discovery House wants to use this opportunity to raise critical awareness around domestic violence. Domestic Violence does not discriminate, it affects people of all income brackets, gender, ages, sexuality and ethnicity. Identifying signs of risk and knowing where to turn could help prevent domestic violence from occurring or escalating.

Where To Turn

Call 911
Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger. Even if you can’t speak, stay on the line and police will be dispatched.
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Call For Emotional Support
For 24-hour emotional support, call the Distress Centre
403-266-HELP (4357).
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Call The Info Line
Dial The Family Violence Info Line on 310-1818. It is available 
toll-free, 24 hours a day in over 170 languages.
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Chat With Someone
The Family Violence Info Chat Line to chat safely. The chat line is available 8 am to 8pm daily in English.
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Find A Shelter
If you don't feel safe in your home, make plans to leave and go to a shelter. Discovery House is NOT an emergency shelter. We support women and children transitioning from emergency shelters to the next stage of support and recovery.

To learn more about how to access our housing and support services, please contact us on 403-670-0467 or email shelter@discoveryhouse.ca.

There are emergency shelters throughout Alberta for short-term accommodation.
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Report Abuse
If you notice someone experiencing abuse, call the
Alberta provincial abuse helpline: 1-855-4HELPAB 
(1-855-443-5722) – for assistance in more than 100 languages from 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.

Other supports? Learn more.

Warning Signs Of Abuse

Physical Abuse
Use of force to cause physical harm​.
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Emotional Abuse
Regular pattern of causing embarrassment or humiliation in front of others, demeaning privately or publicly, verbal offence, criticizing your appearance, weight or clothes, threatening, intimidation or manipulation. ​Blaming you for their problem or behaviour.
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Financial Control
Keeping your money away from you or dictating how you spend your money or refusing to let you work to earn your own money.
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Stalking
Checking your phone, email, social media or internet history without your permission or following you everywhere you go without your consent or knowledge.
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Possessiveness
Extreme jealousy towards children, family and friends. Checking up on you excessively.
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Cruelty To Animals, Children And Others
Being violent with anyone.
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Threats
This could be of suicide if you say you want to leave or forcing you to do things you don't want to do.
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Isolation
Doesn't let you see, call or visit family and friends.

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