Supervised visits that minimize risk and potential for conflict
Call YWCA Lethbridge to make an intake appointment
403-329-0088, ext 272
Hours of Operation
Monday & Tuesday
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday – Friday
Visit times: 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Office hours: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Crisis support and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence
Co-Ed Fitness Centre
An inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the benefits of regular exercise without judgment.
Women’s Emergency Shelter & 24-Hour Crisis Line
A safe & conflict-free transfer of children between parents
Mobile advocacy & connection to community services
Parent Support + Child Development
Support and skill-building for mothers & children who have experienced abuse
Practical tools for children & youth who have experienced trauma
Our 32-bed residence offers single and double rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry for women (and any dependent children) to rent on a monthly basis at very reasonable rates.
In families where there is a history of domestic violence and the parents are separated, it can be very stressful for children to visit with the absent parent. The Safe Visitation Program provides a safe, child-friendly space for non-custodial parents to have a visit with their children that promotes or rebuilds a healthy relationship.
YWCA Lethbridge and District’s Safe Visitation Program meets the dual needs of children and parents through supervised visits that minimize the risks and potential for conflict escalation. Parent-child time is supervised by two qualified professionals to ensure a stress-free visit and the best possible outcomes for children.
Referrals can be through the court system, from other agencies or by self referral.
The Safe Visitation program is free.
For more information, contact the YWCA at 403-329-0088.
Lorrie Wittke, Youth Services Manager
Who Can Access?
Families with a history of abuse and continued threat of abuse, safety concerns, addictions, or mental health issues
Families that are court ordered or referred by other professionals (e.g. lawyers)
In some cases families can enter voluntarily