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For Women

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Who We Are

We are a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and secure shelter and support to women and children who are in crisis.
We assist by providing resources and advocacy, with a focus on educating the public and creating partnerships to prevent family violence and build a stronger community.

Testimonials

Testimonials

"When I had nowhere to call home, you provided me with a home that has done more than you could ever imagine for my self-confidence and worth. I appreciate everything you have given me, and I can't thank you, ladies, enough for all the kind words and direction on how to live a healthy lifestyle. You all helped save my life, and I will be forever grateful."

Former DMSCC Client

"When I had nowhere to call home, you provided me with a home that has done more than you could ever imagine for my self-confidence and worth. I appreciate everything you have given me, and I can't thank you, ladies, enough for all the kind words and direction on how to live a healthy lifestyle. You all helped save my life, and I will be forever grateful."

Former DMSCC Client

“JPH was a huge help for my kids and me. I was going through a tough time, and I felt like I wasn't alone. I felt incredibly safe there. Because I was living there I was able to get my son help for his mental health. The change in him has been amazing. I am very grateful I was able to live at JPH and thankful for all the support my children and I received.”

Former JPH Client

“At first, I didn't think it was going to be long term because I didn't think I could do it on my own. I'm a mother now because of this place, and it helped me make good choices.”

Former JPH Client

“JPH helped my boys and me so much when i was in a situation with my partner. It gave me all the help and support my children, and I needed. The support of all the workers doing a great job in JPH.”

Former JPH Client

"I feel much stronger and have a sense of direction as to where I need to go and a better understanding of myself. Thanks to all the staff and God bless."

Former DMSCC Client

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre?

We are an emergency shelter for women with/without dependent children, who are fleeing domestic violence, or who are in a life crisis. We provide assistance, support and advocacy for people who need our help. We have a women’s shelter in Cold Lake, and a Community Support Program in Bonnyville for all individuals.

What is abuse?

Abuse is when a person treats another person in a harmful or offensive way, physically or verbally.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, or needs help in any way, please contact us for assistance. We are here for you whenever you need us.

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Isn’t the DMSCC just for women?

No, we provide assistance and support for all individuals in crisis. Some of our programs are separated, but both men and women, single or families, are welcome.

Programming

Our programs and services are designed to provide immediate safety, well-being and positive growth for clients from every background. For more information on our programs, please click through below.

For Women

For Children & Youth

For Men

For Family

For Community

Contact us

We are proud partners in our communities, and we invite you to contact us with any questions, ideas or requests.

*Please note this email is only monitored during business hours. If you have an immediate concern please call our helpline at 780-594-3353. For emergency response call 911.*

Box 419
Cold Lake, Alberta
T9M 1P1