About us

Life without safety is a life without basic needs being met. Despite this, individuals often remain in abusive situations because they do not perceive the situation as remediable, they lack alternative housing, or other barriers are standing in their way. Alice House provides opportunities for women and their children to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe housing, counselling, and support services. Families are able to reclaim their lives and ensure that intimate partner violence does not frame their future or define their legacy. We do what we can to remove the barriers standing in their way so they can reach their full potential.

Physical and emotional healing require time and support in a safe, stable environment. For this reason, Alice House provides longer term housing than emergency shelters. Women are welcome to stay in our apartments and townhouses anywhere from three months to two years. We also offer programs designed to help women break the cycle of violence in their lives and transition to independent living. Over the last four decades of operation, Alice House has gained valuable knowledge regarding the variety and complexity of needs confronted by women as they heal from abuse.

Interested in learning more or bringing this knowledge to where you live, work, or play? Contact us! 

Our Mandate


A society in which every person can live a life without fear or threat of physical, sexual, emotional, financial, social, or spiritual abuse.


We provide opportunities for women, fem-identifying individuals, and their children to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe second stage housing, counselling, and support services.


Equality: We believe that all people, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age and ability, have the right to equal opportunities to develop their potential to live full and meaningful lives.

Trust: We value the trust of our clients, partners and funders and commit to being transparent and accountable in how we deal with confidential information.

Community: We continuously pursue opportunities to work with our clients, volunteers, community partners and funders to address intimate partner violence in our community.

Self-determination: We provide opportunities for women and children to determine their own path to safety, healing, and the direction their lives will take.

Safety: We strive to ensure our clients and staff are physically and emotionally safe to enable healing, growth and realizing their potential.

Respect: We embrace diversity, support inclusion, and take conscious steps to increase equality, and create respectful environments for our clients and staff.

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