Family Violence Prevention

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If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence you can call the 24-hour Family Violence Information Line (toll-free) at 310-1818.  If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

FCSS can help you if: 

  • You are seeking help creating a safety plan for yourself or family.
  • You need to be connected with services, supports, and referrals for financial resources, legal advise and resources, housing options, and health and mental support.
  • You have questions on the impacts of family violence. 
  • You are looking for information on resources for information on resources for individuals who are concerned about their loved ones being involved in an abusive relationship. 
  • You are concerned about an individuals abusive behaviours or about your own abusive behaviours towards family members.


Please contact FCSS at 780-980-7109 for additional information. 

What is abuse? 

Abuse is a pattern of controlling behaviour. In families, an abusive person can use many tactics to gain power over another family member:

  • Damaging personal property
  • Name-calling, put-downs and other forms of verbal and emotional abuse
  • Hitting, punching, kicking and other forms of physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Forced confinement
  • Stalking
  • Ridiculing a person’s religious beliefs
  • Spending a person’s money or limiting their access to finances

We all share a moral and legal responsibility to report family violence.


Family Violence Information Line (toll free): 310-1818
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (24 hours):   780-423-4102
Alberta Supports Contact Centre: 780-644-9992
Alberta Income Support Contact Centre (24-hour Emergency Line): 780-644-5135
Alberta Council of Women's Shelters (toll free): 1-866-331-3933
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-KIDS(5437)

Resources & Support

Government of Alberta — Family Violence Prevention

Native Counselling Services of Alberta — Resources

Safer Spaces Certificate to end Tenancy

Safety Planning 

Know Your Rights

Child and Family Services