Important update from Waypoints


Released May 26, 2016

Click here to read an important update from Waypoints (formerly the Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society) or click on the image left to download the press release in pdf format.


Support for The Compass Residents

Our immediate priority is the safety of the premises, being your home. Waypoints is pleased to announce that rent will not be charged for the months of May or June 2016 for our residents at The Compass. We are working diligently to ensure your home is going to be available to you.

We want to welcome you home as quickly as possible and have developed a comprehensive plan to ensure a prompt return once our insurance adjuster determines it is safe to do so. Once our teams are allowed back into Fort McMurray, inspection of the building will be completed and necessary repairs may be required before we determine that our building is ready for occupancy. Our insurance adjuster will be assessing damage on June 6th. We will announce our building's return date once our assessments of work required have been completed.

Should you have any questions, please contact me directly at (780) 370-5345.

Family Violence Crisis Line: 780-743-1190   Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 780-791-6708

Waypoints (formerly the Fort McMurray
Family Crisis Society) provides...

  • 24-hour Family Violence Crisis Line: 780-743-1190
  • 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 780-791-6708
  • Unity House Emergency Shelter for woman and children. Phone: 780-743-1190.
  • Second Stage Housing for women and children that need increased security, subsidized housing and recovery support.
  • Next Steps Program provides women who are currently in shelter with a risk assessment for violence, safety planning, advocacy (court or agency) and goal setting.
  • Follow-Up Program provides on-going support, information and advocacy for clients who have either accessed the shelter or who have been externally referred.
  • Child Development Programs provide mothers with access to childcare, while they attend programming at the Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society.
  • Opportunities for Change Program is a psycho educational, process oriented program for males and females.. Phone: 780-791-5143.
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse Programs & Services provides support, education, advocacy & counselling to individuals affected by sexual violence. Phone: 780-743-4691, ext 232.
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Community Awareness, Education and Prevention programs and events.
  • Fundraising for operations and our Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing capital campaign.


Our values: Safe, Healthy Families, Leadership,
Integrity, Commitment and Adaptability

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To contact our offices during business hours phone 780-743-4691, ext #229


Fire Department Gives $75k Back to the Community

The Fort McMurray Fire Fighting Association went to 5 charities in Fort McMurray and gave a surprise visit. The Fire Fighters surprised them each with a cheque for $15,000. Shaw TV covered the action and the surprises were definitely unexpected.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) shared the following to the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services:

A new Public Service Announcement, for your information, produced by the RCMP with Shania Twain, raising awareness of family violence. The RCMP encourage you to share this with your networks.

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Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society is pleased to announce the first phase of its two phase building project is now complete. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

Check out this video to see our affordable housing building 'The Compass':

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The Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing Capital Campaign is in the last stretch with just $2 million to raise from the original $35 million budget to fund the future expansion of the FMFCS to provide a continuum of support and accommodation to families affected by domestic violence.

The project consists of two components: an affordable housing component and an emergency shelter with ancillary services space component.

Find out more:

heart  About the campaign...
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heart  Thank you to our donors...

TO Find out now how you can help Call 587-537-8903, EXT. 8.

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The latest news and updates regarding our facility expansion campaign…

ConocoPhillips Culture Committee donates $1,125 to Unity House


IN PICTURES: Fanny and Manny Tie the Knot - Februray 5 & 6, 2015


Fanny and Manny Tie the Knot - Februray 5 & 6, 2015


I Moustache You For Consent - Sexual Awareness Month, May 2015

Healing Journey: A Resourcing Support group for Women


Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society's Recycling Bin at Advanced Bottle Depot


IN PICTURES: The Compass Affordable Housing Apartment Building


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Our Vision...

A community free of domestic violence and abuse, sexual assault and abuse and homelessness.


Our Mission...

To lead in improving the fundamental safety and health of individuals, families and communities.

More information…

Facts about Human Trafficking
Community Awareness Campaign
FMFCS e-newsletter
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