The Rowan House emergency shelter is now able to provide further help to its clients.

Ally Cramm with the shelter says it's thanks to the Alberta Law Foundation and a grant they received from them.

They're now able to provide a court support worker.

"Anyone can attest that going to court is a difficult process, whatever you're trying to do there, and it can be even more difficult when it comes to experiencing domestic violence and abuse and being tight for resources and things like that," she says.

"Our court support worker can help families understand all the different protection orders that are involved, whether it's a parenting order or an emergency protection order and help them make good decisions for their families."

It's open to shelter clients, outreach clients and participants of the Healthy Relationships group at Rowan House.