For Immediate Release / June 8, 2022

Violence and Abuse Resources Now Available on City Website

Resources Now Available on City Website for Victims of 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, victims of violence and abuse, or even friends and family of those suffering, 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. Users are provided with a quick escape feature on the page that allows them to quickly exit the potentially danger-inducing content and instead brings users 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 on the City of St. Albert website at stalbert.ca/city/fcss to find access to organizations and tools that can help keep them safe. This page can also be accessed directly through the City website by visiting stalbert.ca and searching Family & Community Support Services.

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