Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society is a non-profit organization with an incredible team of staff and volunteers who offer direct and immediate support, information and referrals for victims & witnesses of crime and tragedy. In the event of trauma or victimization, know that you are not alone. Our trained Advocates can assist in difficult times of crisis by providing caring, compassionate support and offering a wide realm of resources.
CAVWSS offers support and crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist victims & witnesses of crime with a goal of reducing the emotional impact as a direct result of crisis and/or trauma. CAVWSS is also a referral service, providing information and direction to appropriate referral services.
Don't Know Where To Turn? We can help.
Our organization offers programs and services to the communities of Blackfalds, Clive, Joffre, Springbrook, the Summer Village of Gull Lake as well as a large portion of Red Deer and Lacombe County. The extensive geographic we serve (approximately 2,000 sq kms) requires staff and advocates to travel significant distances to deliver our services and engage in other activities on behalf of the unit (agency fairs, training etc). Population in this area is in excess of 40,000. In addition, using population data from a Red Deer County census, we provide services to approximately 33,000 customers, owners and employees of the businesses in the industrial areas within our service area. It is also estimated that over 75,000 motorists daily pass through our service area along the QE2 highway directly south of Red Deer – Gasoline Alley.
Have you been a victim or witness of crime or tragedy?
We can help.
Call 403-885-3355 today to learn more about our support services.
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Sole Survivors Walk-A-Thon: Blackfalds Students Leaving Footprints On The Road Ahead!
BLACKFALDS, ALBERTA – Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society is thrilled to be partnering with Blackfalds Family & Community Support Services, the Town of Blackfalds and local schools for an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for essential support services at the upcoming Sole Survivors Walk-A-Thon, May 18th in Blackfalds.
The event is being held in conjunction with Victim & Survivors of Crime Week (May 15 – May 21) as an opportunity to recognize victims and witnesses of crime and trauma and the challenges and journeys they face.
On Wednesday, May 18, students from Iron Ridge Junior Campus and St. Gregory Catholic School will walk together for the cause, collecting pledges to support and raise awareness for both Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society and Blackfalds Family & Community Support Services.
CAVWSS is a non-profit registered charity organization that supports victims and witnesses of crime and tragedy and helps individuals and families bridge the gap from hurt to hope through professional and compassionate provision of direct support, information, referral and education. Trained staff and advocates are available 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure victims and witnesses do not have to face their journey alone.
Blackfalds Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) FCSS offers support and services that include community programs and courses, community group support, Food Bank information, employment support, interagency meetings, subsidized programs, and information and referral services. FCSS also provides preventative social programming and activities that use proactive, strength-based, and intentional strategies to help individuals, families and communities develop skills required to form a strong sense of self, resulting in the ability to build healthy relationships with others.