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Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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In case of an emergency, please call 911. If in distress and wanting to speak to someone immediately, please contact:

Calgary Distress Centre
24/7 Distress Line: 403.266.4357 (HELP)

ConnecTeen
Phone: 403.264.8336
Text: 587.333.2724
Online Chat: CalgaryConnecTeen.com

ConnecTeen provides peer support from 5 pm to 10 pm on weekdays and 12 pm to 10 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Adult volunteers respond to text and chat calls between 3 pm and 5 pm on weekdays.

Wood’s Homes
Phone: 1.800.563.6106 or 403-299-9699 (9 am to 10 pm)
Text: 587.315.5000 (9 am to 10 pm)
Live Chat: www.woodshomes.ca

Crisis Services Canada
24/7 Distress Line: 1.833.456.4566
Online Chat: http://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/
Text Services: Text 45645 (4 pm to 12 am EST)

Kids Help Phone
24/7 Counsellor Line: 1.800.668.6868
Text Services: Text “CONNECT” to 686868 (also serving adults)
Online Chat Services: https://kidshelpphone.ca (6 pm – 2 am EST)

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OFFICE LOCATIONS

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Additional Community Resources

Addictions

Addiction Help Line (Alberta Health Services) 1.866.332.2322
Provides 24/7 confidential support, information and referral services for individuals dealing with addictions.
Calgary and Area Addictions Services: http://www.calgaryaddiction.com/

Chronic Pain and Illness

The Arthritis Society www.arthritis.ca
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome www.fm-cfs.ca
Chronic Pain Association of Canada www.chronicpaincanada.com

Disability Services

Family Services for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
Calgary Disability Services
Intake line: 403-297-6022
General phone: 403-291-7971
E: HS.FSCDIntakeCalgary@gov.ab.ca

300S, 8500 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary AB T2H 2N1

Emergency Shelters in Calgary

Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society
P: 403.531.1977
W: www.awotaan.org
E: awotaan@awotaan.org

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
P: 403.234.7233
W: https://www.calgarywomensshelter.com/
E: info@cwes.ca

YW Sheriff King Home
P: 403.266.0707
W: https://www.ywcalgary.ca/programs-services/shelter-housing/
E: communications@ywcalgary.ca

Ethnocultural Services

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
P: 403-263-4414
W: www.ciwa-online.com
Provides culturally diverse supportive services and counselling focused on the unique concerns of immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families.

Centre for Newcomers
P: 403.569.3325
W: http://centrefornewcomers.ca/
Provides support to help newcomers learn English, build a new community, and start a new career. Provides programs for immigrants from LGBTQ+ community.

Immigrant Services Calgary
P: 403.265.1120
W: https://immigrantservicescalgary.ca/
Provides translation and interpretation services and support for settlement and integration, family-focused interventions, career and employment.

Grief and Loss

Alberta Health Services – Grief Support Program
P: 403.955.8011
Provides individual and group grief counselling.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada
W: http://tcfcanada.net
P: 1.866.823.0141
Provides peer support for those dealing with the death of a child.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Calgary
W. www.sidscalgary.ca
P: 403.265.SIDS (7437)
Provides peer support for those who lost a child to SIDS.

Indigenous Services

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
P: 403-240-4642
W: https://www.afccalgary.org/
Dedicated to providing support for families and children, including accessing housing, cultural and spiritual care, pursuit of education and skills training, and building community.

Métis Calgary Family Services
P: 403.240.4642
W: http://www.mcfs.ca/
E: mail@mcfs.ca
Dedicated to supporting healthy development for urban indigenous children and families in Calgary

Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth
P: 403-233-8225
W: www.usay.ca
Committed to providing youth-oriented programs encouraging indigenous children to explore, enjoy and reach their utmost potential in ways that are respectful of their culture and identity.

LGBTQ+

Centre for Sexuality
P: 403.283.5580
W: https://www.centreforsexuality.ca/
E: generalmail@centreforsexuality.ca
Committed to providing support, education, and programs regarding sexuality, sexual health, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Calgary Trans Hub
W: http://www.calgarytranshub.com/
Provides helpful information and links for individuals in the trans and gender diverse communities and their allies.

Outlink
P: 403-234-8973
W: https://www.calgaryoutlink.ca/
E: info@calgaryoutlink.ca
Committed to providing support and community for a gender and sexually diverse community. Youth program available for individuals 13 to 18 years old.

Skipping Stone Foundation
P: 587.333.4342
W: https://www.skippingstone.ca/
E: info@skippingstone.ca
Dedicated to reducing barriers and providing information and support for trans and gender diverse youth and their families.

Separation and Divorce

Transitions
P: 403.218.5505
W: https://www.catholicyyc.ca/

Catholic Pastoral Centre
120 17th Avenue SW
Free 15-week peer-support program for individuals going through separation or divorce.

Parenting After Separation
P: 587.999.9242
http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca/fjs/education.php%23pas
Free 6-hour program designed to help parents understand the impact of divorce on their children.

Focus on Communication in Separation
P: 403-297-6981
http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca/fjs/education.php#focis
Free two-part group workshop offered by Alberta Family Law Information Centres to help parents going through separation or divorce to communicate effectively with one another.

Children of Divorce Program
P: 403-691-5991
W: www.calgarycounselling.com
10-week program to help children and parents adjust to changes resulting from separations and divorce. Fees are based on sliding fee scale.

For additional social and community services, please contact 211

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