It's cold out there. The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Walk with us virtually or in-person on February 20, 2021 – there’s a place for everyone!
The Brenda Strafford Centre was established by The Brenda Strafford Foundation in January 1995 when it became apparent that there was a dire need in Calgary for longer accommodation for women leaving emergency shelters.
We are a second-stage shelter and progressive housing facility which operates to service individuals experiencing domestic violence. We provide a safe environment where our clients can heal, grow and ultimately find long term success after their stay at the centre.
The Centre consists of a variety of programs where our trained professionals help clients work through their trauma, build self-confidence and self-awareness as well as providing childcare in a safe and secure environment. The Centre has 34 second-stage shelter apartments where our families can stay for up to 6 months while receiving individualized counselling and parenting support.