Distress Centre

Women's Resource Database

Distress Centre

Telephone: 403-266-1605 (24-hour crisis line)



Suite 300, 1010 8 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T2P 1J2 

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The Distress Centre is Calgary’s leader in crisis support, information and referral services. They provide support for addictions and crisis intervention. Counselling is free, short-term, and delivered by registered social workers that are on-site. They hold information and preventative sessions (mostly for teens). Over the phone crisis response is available in over 100 languages through third-party interpretation.


  • Professional counselling
  • Public Education
  • Crisis Lines

Info and referral: 211

24 Hour Help Lines: 

  • Main: 403-266-Help (403-266-4357)
  • Teen Line: 403-264-Teen (403-264-8336)
  • Suicide Prevention: 1-800-Suicide (1-800-784-2433) 
  • Family Violence Info Line: 403-310-1818