Published on July 6, 2022

Resources Now Available on City Website for Those Experiencing or Witnessing Violence or Abuse

Violence and abuse can be experienced in many forms. It can affect people in domestic settings and children. It can come in the form of sexual violence, exploitation, stalking and harassment, physical violence and emotional manipulation or coercive control. 

Often, those who have experienced or are experiencing violence and abuse, or friends and families of those who have experienced abuse, are unsure of what to do or where to turn for help. Sometimes, accessing resources can even put those in abusive situations in more danger. Recognizing this challenge but also seeing the extreme need for easy access to those resources, the City of St. Albert has launched its Quick Exit Resource Page for those experiencing violence and abuse. 

This webpage outlines ample support resources and referral programs that can support individuals in a variety of vulnerable situations, while offering another level of protection against further danger. The page provides users with a quick escape feature on the page to quickly exit the potentially danger-inducing content and instead brings the user to an innocuous page that may help keep them safe. Other layers of protection that can help keep users safe include searching for information using the Incognito mode on a web browser, or searching from a public computer, such as one at the library. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced abuse or violence and needs support or resources, please visit the Family and Community Support Services’ main page to find access to organizations and tools that can help keep them safe. 

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Last edited: July 6, 2022