Q: Who is affected by domestic violence?
Domestic violence can affect anyone. It does not discriminate by age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, or ability. Anyone can be a perpetrator of domestic violence, and anyone can be a victim.
Q: What is domestic violence?
The Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC) – which HomeFront is a part of – defines domestic violence as:
“The attempt, act or intent of someone within a relationship, where the relationship is characterized by intimacy, dependency or trust, to intimidate either by threat or by the use of physical force on another person or property. The purpose of the abuse is to control and or exploit through neglect, intimidation, inducement of fear or by inflicting pain. Abusive behaviour can take many forms including: verbal, physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and economic and the violation of rights. All forms of abusive behaviour are ways in which one human being is trying to have control and/or exploit or have power over another.”
Q: Are there any job opportunities with HomeFront?
Job opportunities with HomeFront are posted on our website. Check out current job opportunities here.
Q: How do I volunteer with HomeFront?
HomeFront loves volunteers! Like most non-profits, volunteers are a huge driving force in our organization.
HomeFront has a core group of dynamic volunteer positions. To inquire if a volunteer position is currently available, please visit here.
Q: How do I donate to HomeFront?
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in donating to HomeFront, please click here.
Q: I am one of HomeFront’s clients. How much will your service cost me?
HomeFront’s services are provided free of charge. We are a non-profit organization, and our donors and supporters generously provide the resources required for us to undertake the work we do.
Q: How can I get involved with HomeFront?
HomeFront’s clients are referred to our organization by the Calgary Police Service.
If you or someone you know is being abused and is in immediate danger, call 911. If you’re unsure of what to do, there are a number of resources in Calgary that provide safe, confidential and inclusive support for anyone with questions or is concerned they are in a relationship where there is domestic violence. Visit here for information on resources in Calgary.
If the danger is immediate, call 911.
For more information on support and appropriate referrals, please contact 403.206.2100 ext. 243.
Q: Is HomeFront inclusive?
HomeFront programs are based on violence in intimate and family relations of any kind that have been referred through the Calgary Police Service. HomeFront is an accessible service for all genders, differing abilities, sexual orientation, languages and cultures. HomeFront participates regularly in LGBTQ Domestic Violence Workshops Via Calgary Sexual Health and Peers Support Services working to ensure our services are accessible and relevant to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender clients. HomeFront has access to interpretation services so all our clients may receive clear information regarding their safety, the case before the courts and resources. HomeFront also has access to TTY system to connect with deaf and hard of hearing clients as many of our client interactions are over the phone.
Q: What happens when Calgary Police Service refers me to HomeFront?
You will be assigned a case manager within 72 hours of coming to HomeFront. This case manager will act as a support and an advocate as you navigate the court system.
HomeFront case managers recognize that each person’s journey is different and requires special care and attention. Case managers provide a non-judgmental ear to listen. They can provide safety plans, resources, information and referrals, or anything you might need during this difficult time. They will ensure that you understand the court proceedings, and that your wishes are taken into consideration by the court. Your case manager is there for you.