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The pandemic has led to a rise in calls to women’s shelters and crisis lines. With winter bringing increased isolation, officials with shelters want women to know they are open and can offer a variety of services.

Rural shelters and crisis centres receiving more calls for help

Domestic abuse, addictions and mental health issues rising as pandemic drags on, say social service agencies

Reading Time: 3 minutes The pandemic is taking a toll in many ways, and that includes a rise in domestic violence in both rural and urban centres in Alberta, say social service agencies. “In the beginning of COVID-19, with the government telling everyone to stay home, and the fear of living with other families, we saw a drop in […] Read more