Tavcer D. Scharie (author); Bowles Margaret (author)
The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES) team continues to make a difference in lives of women and their children fleeing domestic violence. However, they realise they can do more. A challenge within their shelter program is that women with substance-related issues are occasionally not a good fit for the family centered approach currently in place at the CWES shelter. There are many women, with substance-related issues, who are in need of support related to domestic violence, but supports in Calgary are limited, and often in silos. CWES is considering how they can best serve this specific population of women in Calgary.