Who are we?
Kids Kottage is a crisis prevention and early intervention service that keeps infants and children safe, and families strong. When a family is under toxic levels of stress whether it be from job loss, homelessness, the effects of poverty, mental or physical health issues, abuse, or whatever the case -so are the children- they are the hidden victims. We are here to help.
Jessica is the reason we do what we do. Since opening our doors, 25 years ago, it is stories like Jessica’s that perfectly exemplify the heart and the purpose behind Kids Kottage - keeping infants and children safe. Hear how Kids Kottage impacted her life from when she came to stay with us as a child.
We all need help from time to time
The Kottage helps the whole family, and fills the gaps in a family’s support system. We care for infants and children for up to 72 hours by providing a nurturing environment for them to be physically and emotionally safe, while the adults are connected to the resources they need to strengthen their parenting capacity and prevent the family from falling further into crisis. With Kids Kottage’s help, families can build a stronger, more resilient future.
We help parents develop a plan to cope with their current crisis. Less than 3% of parents and children who participate in the Kids Kottage program need government child protection intervention.
Every child deserves to be safe.Donate
Throughout December we will be hosting our annual Radiothon Fundraiser. Without the support of our generous community, Kids Kottage would not exist, and we are never more aware of that than during the Christmas season.
November 20th, is National Child Day, and we are celebrating. We received messages from Ministers, MP's, Mayor Don Iveson, City Councillors, and other influential leaders within the community sharing with us what this day means to them. Watch the video!
Our third episode of KottageVision is an extra special one as Executive Director Janine Fraser had the opportunity to sit down with Alberta's newly appointed Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Salma Lakhani.
In this episode of KottageVision, Janine Fraser welcomes Bev Esslinger, an Edmonton City Councillor, to discuss the importance of working together to create a safe future for our city's infants, children, and families.
Mammoet has been faithfully supporting Kids Kottage for several years now, and we truly would not be able to do what we do without the support of companies like Mammoet.
While we celebrate 25 years of serving Edmonton's most vulnerable, we want to take the time to recognize those who have played a vital role in getting us to where we are now. Meet Bishnu.
To kick off our 25th year of keeping our community's most vulnerable safe, we worked together with Mammoet, Telus World of Science Edmonton, and some of our generous volunteers, to deliver 25 baskets to 25 families we have served over the years.
Janine Fraser and Allen Benson discuss the safety and well being of Indigenous infants, children and families, the vital role worldview plays in the lives of Indigenous peoples and how our community can continue to work toward a place of inclusivity.