On April 1, 2020, Suicide Information & Education Services & Women’s Outreach officially came together to be come the Outreach Centre. All the services and teams remain the same. For more information, call 403.347.2480.

Hope for all.

Our vision is for all Albertans have the opportunity to reach their full potential and benefit from the highest possible quality of life

Mission

Supporting individuals and families in their pursuit of healthy relationships, mental health wellbeing; housing stability and self-sufficiency.

Mandate

Help people address domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and overcome the effects of poverty through effective partnerships, education and programming.

Compassion

Integrity

Empathy

Respect

Professionalism

Our 4 Pillars of Service

  • Healthy Relationships

    (Domestic Violence)

  • Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

    (Suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention)

  • Self Sufficiency

    (those affected by poverty)

  • Housing Stability

    (Homelessness and at risk of homelessness)

Objectives:

  1. Take integrated measures to prevent and eliminate domestic violence.
  2. Create lasting solutions to homelessness and poverty.
  3. Promote effective programs and practices are designed to prevent suicide by changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.

Outreach Workers assist with:

  • Supporting individuals and families in identifying their needs and concerns.
  • Accessing support services related to individual needs.
  • Accessing safe and affordable housing.
  • Supporting individuals and families experiencing the effects of domestic abuse/ violence, and/or suicide.
  • Legal Information and Referral.
  • Supporting individuals who are exiting the Women’s Emergency Shelter.
  • Offer education and support related to suicide prevention and postvention as well as support for those dealing with a loss after suicide.
  • Crisis Intervention & Support.

Operations

The Outreach Centre is operated by the non-profit Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society. We are gratefully funded by donations from the public and business community; and from grants from various orders of government and other agencies. 

We are governed by a volunteer board of directors and our staff are supported by many volunteers. If you’d like to be involved, please donate, volunteer, or work with us

Guiding Principles:

  • We respond to our community’s needs.

    We strive to provide solutions that are integrated, sustainable and meet our community’s needs. We recognize the impact that our Four Pillars has on our community as a whole and on the individuals and organizations that make up our community.

  • We work together.

    We work together as individuals and organizations to address our Four Pillars in our community. We leverage existing mandates, authorities and accountabilities through commitment, innovation and creativity. We contribute our skills, knowledge, experience and resources to achieve collective results.

  • We engage partners.

    We work across boundaries to engage partners in all levels of government, the non-profit sector, the philanthropic community, the academic community, the private sector, and our target populations, helping to design and deliver the best possible programming aligning with our Four Pillars.

  • We are effective.

    We base our decisions and our actions on evidence and best practices that are most likely to achieve our Mission and Vision. We respect the processes needed for action but focus on getting timely and sustainable results. We work together to ensure that time, effort and funds are well spent and that our results have a positive impact.

  • We provide leadership.

    We lead by action and resources and work hard to drive the community’s commitment. We stay informed and contribute to the body of knowledge addressing our Four Pillars. We learn from others and share our own information and best practices.

  • We are accountable.

    We are fully accountable to our community for our actions and results. We build trust in each other and collectively we build the community’s trust in us. We are always ethical, honest and respectful.