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The City provides drop-in support groups that can help you deal with relationships, parenting challenges, abuse or violence in the family. We also offer referral services for financial resources, housing options, recreation opportunities, and community resources.

The City will connect Edmontonians to the right community resources and supports based on each person’s unique needs.

Family Violence Prevention

We work with individuals impacted by family violence, as well as with community partners who are committed to raising awareness and ending family violence.

Family Violence - It Can Happen to Anyone

How We Help

  • Speak with a professional social worker
  • Help connecting to supports, community resources and referrals
  • Access to information on resources for individuals who are concerned about their abusive behaviours toward family members or intimate partners

Domestic Abuse High Risk Team (DAHRT)

DAHRT is a partnership between social workers from City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service. The team:

  • Contacts victims after there has been a police report of domestic violence
  • Assesses risk and provides safety options and support to victims
  • Makes recommendations to the court for bail and sentencing
  • Partners with other agencies to assist victims

Family Violence Support Groups

Cost: Free

  • Registered and drop-in groups for those who have experienced control or violence in an intimate partner relationship
  • Free childcare provided during groups

Family Violence Prevention Team

Men's Services Brochure

Women's Support Groups Brochure

Women's Support Services

Providing support, education and opportunities for healing in a safe environment for women who have experienced abuse in their intimate relationships.

Registered Support Groups

Cost: Free

  • Registration required
  • Topics focus on control, abuse and violence in relationships
  • Support, education, sharing and healing
  • Free childcare on site

Financial Literacy Groups

  • Registration required
  • Rebuild confidence about money
  • Gain independence after abuse
  • Participate in a matched savings program
  • Free childcare on site

Men's Support Services

Providing opportunities for men to engage in personal change and healing.

How We Help

We provide connections to supports, resources and referrals

Group Programs
  • Life stress and concerns 
  • Family and relationship issues

Cost: Free

Men Without Hats

  • Free weekly drop in group
  • Separation, divorce, and loss
  • Relationships and communication
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Being a good dad

Phone Support


Our hours of service for phone support:

  • Monday: 8:30am-noon and 1-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am-noon
  • Friday 8:30am-noon and 1-4:30pm

City social workers aim to answer all calls within one to two business days. 


For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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