Domestic violence can take many forms, including verbal, physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, spiritual, financial, and the violation of rights and can happen in any relationship that is based on intimacy, dependency, or trust. The Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) offers specialized support to patients of all genders who are experiencing any form of domestic violence. Individuals do not have to be in a crisis to access DART and can request a referral at select emergency departments, urgent care centres, and maternity units. Participation is voluntary.
DART services are provided while individuals are present within the Alberta Health Services (AHS) or Covenant Health facility and are confidential, nonjudgmental, and choice-based. Once the referral is initiated, a DART responder will connect with the individual either in-person or over the phone to conduct further assessment and provide the following services based on the their needs:
This service is provided by AHS and AHS contracted service providers.
Located on the east side of Highway 33
Located east of Lakeshore Drive
Parking and Public transportation available
Fee for parking.
This service targets:
Complete screening questions for domestic violence. Contact DART program to initiate patient referral/linkage.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.