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Can't remember all of these services and/or phones #s?
Call 2-1-1 (link is external) for a complete listing of community social service agencies
Available in over 150+ languages

Aboriginal Services

Adult Aboriginal Mental Health - Sheldon M. Chumir Centre (link is external) - 403-955-6645

AWO TAAN Healing Lodge (link is external) - 403-531-1970

Addictions

Adult Addiction Services (link is external) - 403-297-3071

Alberta Quits Helpline - 1-866-710-7848 (QUIT)

Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women (link is external) - 403-245-9050

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - search meetings for Alberta locations

Counselling Services

AWO TAAN Healing Lodge (link is external) - 403-531-1970 ext. 200

Calgary Counselling Centre (link is external) - 403-691-5991

Carya - 403-205-5244

Catholic Family Services (link is external) - 403-233-2360

East Side Family Centre (free walk-in counselling from Wood's Homes) - 403- 299-9699

Hull Child & Family Services (link is external) - 403-589-1865

Jewish Family Services (link is external) - 403-287-3510

Women's Health Resources (link is external) - 403-944-2270

Crisis Support

AWO TAAN Healing Lodge (link is external) - 403-531-1972

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (link is external) - 24 hour support line - 403-237-5888

Distress Centre (link is external) - 24 hour crisis line or crisis chat - 403-266-HELP (4357)

Wood's Homes (link is external) - 24 hour crisis line or crisis chat - 403-269-9699 

Family Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary region (link is external) - 403-297-1700

Carya (link is external) - 403-205-5244

Catholic Family Services (link is external) - 403-233-236

East Side Family Centre (free walk-in counselling from Wood's Homes) - 403- 299-9699

Family Violence Information Line - 403-310-1818

Hull Child & Family Services (link is external) - 403-216-0660

Jewish Family Services (link is external) - 403-287-3510

Financial Assistance (Temporary)

Alberta Works (link is external)

Canadian Red Cross, Calgary (link is external) - 403-541-6119 (for assistance with rent and damage deposit)

Distress Centre (link is external) - 403-266-HELP (4357)

Food Security

Alberta Food Bank Network Association (link is external) - 1-866-251-2326

Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank(link is external) - 403-253-2059

Helplines

Access Mental Health - 403-943-1500

  • Alberta Health Services professionals refer and connect individuals to mental health support or crisis intervention

Addiction Helpline - 1-800-332-2322

  • Addictions counselling

Alberta Mental Health Helpline - 1-877-303-2642

  • 24/7 crisis intervention and mental health program and service information

Alberta Quits Helpline - 1-866-710-7848 (QUIT)

  • Free smoking cessation helpline in 180 languages  from 8am-8pm. They conduct at least 5 follow-up calls  for further support

Bullying Helpline - 1-888-456-2323

  • Provided by the Government of Alberta, in 170 languages to help those struggling with bullying

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse - 403-237-5888

  • For survivors of sexual assault/abuse

Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter 24 hr Helpline - 403-234-7233 (SAFE)

  • Programs to help women, children and youth build lives free of abuse

Community Resource Team, Mobile Response Unit - 403-299-9699 (Woods Homes)

  • Provides support to anyone experiencing a crisis

ConnecTeen - 403-264-8336 (TEEN)

  • A Distress Centre peer support service for teens to talk through their problems  from 5-10pm daily

Distress Centre Crisis Line - 403-266-4357 (HELP)

  • Distress support and counselling

Family Violence Information Line - 403-310-1818

  • Provincial 24/7 helpline

Health Link - 8.1.1

  • Health advice and information

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-688-6868

  • 24/7 toll free confidential and anonymous phone and online counselling, referral and information for youth up to 20 years old

Out is OK Line - 1-877-4765 (1-877-OUT-IS-OK)

  • 24/7 crisis counselling and peer support  for the LGBT community

Suicide Prevention Line - 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

  • Connects callers to the nearest distress centre

Woods Home 24/7 Crisis Line (Community Resource Team) - 403-299-9699 

  • Distress support and counselling

Hospitals

For a full listing of Calgary and area hospitals, please click here(link is external)

Nearest hospital to the University of Calgary: Foothills Medical Centre(link is external) - 403-944-1110

Sheldon M. Chumir 24 hr Urgent Care Centre (link is external) - 403-955-6200

South Calgary Health Centre(link is external) - 403-943-9300

Housing

Calgary Housing Company(link is external) - 587-390-1200

Canadian Red Cross, Calgary(link is external) - 403-541-6119

Emergency Shelters(link is external)

Norfolk Housing(link is external) - 403-270-3062

LGBTQ Resources

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre - 403-220-2505

Out is OK Line - 1-877-4765 (1-877-OUT-IS-OK)

Youthsafe 

Mental Health Support

Access Mental Health(link is external) - 403-943-1500

Adult Aboriginal Mental Health - Sheldon M. Chumir Centre (link is external) - 403-955-6645

Alberta Mental Health Helpline - 1-877-303-2642

Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary region(link is external) - 403-297-1700

The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder(link is external) - 403-263-7408

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta(link is external) - 403-264-5161 ext. 34

Sheldon M. Chumir 24 hr Urgent Care Centre(link is external) - 403-955-6200

South Calgary Health Centre(link is external) - 403-943-9300

Settlement Agencies

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society(link is external) - 403-262-2006

Immigrant Services Calgary(link is external) - 403-265-1120

Sexual Abuse/Assault

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse(link is external) - 403-237-6905

Sexual Health

Calgary Sexual Health Centre(link is external) - 403-283-5580

Women's Resources

Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women(link is external) - 403-245-9050

Women's Health Resources(link is external) - 403-944-2270