This ministry provides temporary shelter for homeless women who may face exceptional challenges in finding safe housing. This is a safe and secure environment that is alcohol and drug free, non-smoking and no pets.
The Valeda residence can accommodate six women with one or two children under the age of five for up to six months. Each family has their own bedroom with a bed for mom plus a toddler bed or crib as needed. The kitchen, living room, and other spaces are communal.
Each person we serve is assigned a support worker who will help her to attain individual personal goals and find long-term affordable housing. All women at Valeda House are required to attend meetings once per month and to follow all house rules and guidelines.
Am I eligible?
Valeda House is designed specifically to provide temporary shelter to women who are pregnant and homeless, for homeless women with children under the age of five, and for single women who are homeless.
Where is this service provided?
The Valeda residence is located in Edmonton.
How much will it cost me?
Residents are expected to pay a monthly rent as well as buy their own groceries.
Funding for Valeda is provided through community support and the Sign of Hope, an annual fundraising campaign for ministries offered by Catholic Social Services.
How do I access this ministry?
Women can self-refer to Valeda House.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please call Valeda House staff at (780) 756-1882.
- Find safe, affordable living accommodations
- Families are able to stay together
- Residents are able to stabilize their lives