Discovery House is NOT an emergency shelter.
Please refer to the list of emergency shelters at the bottom of the page for immediate support.
We are a 1-year residential program for women and children fleeing domestic violence who require longer-term safety, support, and recovery. This is referred to as a second stage shelter. Because of this, there is often a waitlist of families waiting to come to Discovery House from places like Emergency Shelters.
Discovery House is part of the The Shared Intake Program. This is a collaboration between all three of Calgary’s second-stage shelters: The Heart Home Network, The Sonshine Centre, and Discovery House. You only need to apply once and are placed on a single waitlist until a unit becomes available in one of the three shelters.
For information about the other second stage shelters, please visit their websites at the Heart Home Network and The Sonshine Centre.
To Learn More, Contact our Shared Intake Worker at: