In 1973, a group of visionary women opened a small volunteer-run shelter for women and families in Calgary. The following year, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter registered as a charity, formally taking over the operations. Since our origins as a 13-bed facility in the Beltline area, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, now known as Fear Is Not Love has expanded to serve over 20,000 Calgarians annually.
Fear Is Not Love offers free programs for any person experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Regardless of who you are, where you came from, who you love, or how you identify yourself, you (and the people you care about) deserve to live without fear impacting close relationships. Fear Is Not Love. Please reach out.
We can help if:
Connect Domestic Violence and Abuse Helpline: 403.234.SAFE (7233) or text 403.604.6689
Toll-free: 1-866-606.SAFE (7233)
Men’s Helpline: 1-833-327-MENS (6367)
For the month of December, Hope Lutheran Church will be collecting financial donations for Fear is Not Love. You may include donations in your offering envelope or by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the amount of the donation and that it is for “Fear is not Love”.
We are also collecting much needed items for their emergency shelters.