As COVID-19/coronavirus has spread across Alberta, Canada, and the world, WINGS is taking important steps to protect the health of the women and children at WINGS, staff, and the greater WINGS community. We provide safe, long term housing and counseling support to 49 families, all of whom are vulnerable at this time. It is our number one priority to protect their health and safety. Therefore, we have established and implemented comprehensive protocols for the families and staff to help keep WINGS coronavirus-free and foster an environment focused on prevention and stopping the spread of germs.

At this time, there are no volunteer opportunities available onsite at WINGS to protect the health of volunteers, the community, our families, and staff.

Please consider making a financial donation that will assist us with food, resources, and supplies during this time.

At this time, we are not accepting gently used donations, but we are asking for non-perishable food items and new cleaning supplies. Please call WINGS for more information on this 780-426-4985.

As we navigate this unprecedented situation, we appreciate your continued kindness and support and wish you good health and safety during this difficult time.

Facts About Family Violence

Research shows that children who witness violence are more likely to grow up to become victims or abusers.

(Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Available: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children: Where does it Hurt?)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

I am a mom living in WINGS at the moment with my beautiful kids. I came to WINGS because I was in another shelter, which was only a 21 day stay. They suggested I to WINGS because they provide support and have programs that help with domestic abuse.

I came to Canada as an immigrant and met my spouse here. I was physically and mentally abused by my spouse. He isolated me from society. I wasn’t allowed to to work or to school. I wasn’t even allowed to grocery shopping or to visit family or friends.

WINGS changed that for me. They helped me to grow and showed me that I have the right to be treated as a human being. My counsellor is the best; she helps me to deal with my situation. Now I can speak; I am independent. I can drive a car and I am looking forward to ing to school and work. Thanks to WINGS I can get financially stable and they have made me stronger and a more positive person. This place is a home to me and my children and I wish I could stay here forever.