Family, Community & Non-Profit
The Today Centre is a nonprofit family violence help centre located on the west end of Edmonton that serves those in our community who are experiencing or have been impacted by family violence. The Today Centre exists as a first stop, short term, assistance centre for any adult.
Through compassion, empathy, and non-judgmental listening, our trained Family Violence Specialists can help clients navigate their risks and increase safety through directing to appropriate legal assistance, exploring options for emergency shelters, and providing education around family violence and its impact. Through collaborative approaches, our team can provide clients with risk assessments in to mitigate escalation of abuse, safety planning for consideration in keeping themselves and children or pets safe, emotional support, and connection to resources beyond assistance with family violence.
Through our Public Education program we help service providers and community members gain knowledge and skills to better recognize and respond to family violence. In the realm of family violence prevention, our Education Specialist also hosts youth and young adult workshops on healthy relationships, addressing how to maintain healthy relationships, recognizing unhealthy behaviours and traits, navigating disagreements and conflict, respecting and creating boundaries, and understanding feelings of jealousy, all aligned with Alberta's health curriculum.