December 5, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER
Domestic violence continues traumatizing women and children, especially in Alberta, which leads the provinces in domestic assault, homicide-suicide and stalking.
More than 12,000 abused women and children were residents in Alberta's shelters between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008. Around 14,000 women and children who sought shelter in that period were turned away. Shelters handed nearly 70,000 crisis calls in that same period.