Community Supports

Community Supports

In Calgary fashion, the community continues to come together while trying to stay physically apart. There are many public and private resources available to the Calgary community as we move through COVID-19 challenges together. Click through the sections below for information and resources that can help you.

Accessing CHC resources and partner agency services

Stay tuned for an update about Calgary Housing Company Resource Rooms across our properties. Our partner agencies are working on continued services, in some cases by appointment and most cases by phone. Updated November 25, 2020.

Community Resource Centers

There are many organizations and initiatives in Calgary to support people in need. Community resources centres and hubs have staff on hand to support you with basic needs referrals and other resources. Contact any of the appropriate agencies below, or reach out to your Tenant Liaison for support.

BowWest Community Resource Centre – Information, support and referral services are available by phone. Click to view the list of Community Advocates and their phone numbers. [Added 11/24]

Closer to home Community Services – Family-centered, strength-based services ensure that children have stable, healthy and safe living environments in which to grow and develop. Families in crisis can call (403) 543-0555 to receive help over the phone. [Added 11/24]

North East Family Connections Society – Programs and services for families in the North East Calgary communities of Castleridge, City Scape, Coral Springs, Falconridge, Martindale, Monterey Park, Pineridge, Red Stone, Rundle, Saddle Ridge, Savannah, Skyview Ranch, Taradale, Temple and Whitehorn. Call 403-293-0424 (or Russet Court: 587-617-8514) or email info@nefcs.ca for support. [Added 11/24]

South East Calgary Resource Centre – Reach out for help with basic resources such as referrals to the food bank and information on programs in Calgary. Call 403-720-3322. [Added 11/24]

SouthWest Calgary Communities Resource Centre – Resources and supports for vulnerable families online over the phone. Call 403-238-9222 for an appointment. [Added 11/24]

Sunalta Community Hub COVID-19 Resource List – View a PDF list of resources available to help with things like food and finances or call 403-818-1849 or email kellie.nixon@calgary.ca. [Added 11/24]

Sunrise Community Link – For access to referrals, resources, and supports, please reach out to the Community Advocate, Natasha at (403) 874-8819 natashag@sunriselink.org. [Added 11/24]

United Way Community Hubs – Community Hubs tailored to meet unique community needs. View programs, activities, and services as well as contact info for each hub. [Added 11/24]

Women In Need Society – For access to community agencies and resources, basic employment support, and more.Call 403-255-5102 x226 or email frccoordinator@winsyyc.ca for support. [Added 11/24]

Food Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Access to food – Information from the City of Calgary on no-cost programs available from local service agencies to help vulnerable Calgarians access food. [Updated 11/24]

The Alex Community Food Centre – The Alex is still connecting people with food supports as well as a host of other things: basic needs, mental health, legal, financial, referrals and other social supports. Visit their website or call 403-455-5792. [Reviewed 11/24]

Calgary Food Bank Food Hampers – Visit the Calgary Food Bank website for more info or call 403-253-2055 to book a hamper. You must call before picking up. [Reviewed 11/24]

Damesh Culture Centre Food Bank – Order non-perishable foods online, call 403-590-0970 or Email info@dashmesh.ca. Pickup from 135 Martindale Blvd NE or request free delivery. [Reviewed 11/24]

Fresh Routes Mobile Market Food Delivery – Complete the form to purchase a food box and you will receive an email with a day and time period that your order will arrive.. There are a limited number of donated food boxes available. [Reviewed 11/24]

The Good Food Box – Low-cost boxes of fruits and vegetables available for pick-up. Boxes are available in three sizes: Small (20 – 25 pounds) = $25 | Medium (30 – 35 pounds) = $30 | Large (40 – 45 pounds) = $35. Find a depot location on the Community Kitchen Program website. [Updated 11/24]

Meals-on-Wheels Food Delivery COVID-19 Discounts – Meals-on-Wheels is offering COVID-19 discounts on “My Choice Menu” single meals until further notice. [Updated 11/24]

The Salvation Army – For assistance with food hampers and other essentials by appointment only. Call 403-220-0432 or email cssinfo@salvationarmycalgary.org  [Updated 11/24]

Senior Specific Supports

Elder Abuse Resources from Alberta health – visit the website for resources or call the Calgary Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250. Call 911 if you or someone you know is being abused and is in immediate danger. [Reviewed 11/24]

Essential numbers for seniors in Calgary – [PDF] Large print reference page with contact information for essential services including the Way Inn, the Distress Centre and other resources. [Reviewed 11/24]

The Kerby Centre – Grocery Delivery Program and supportive visits for seniors in the community, and they have lifted the income requirements. Call the program at 403-234-6571. [Updated 11/24]

Seniors Support Resources from the Kerby Centre – senior-specific services including food security, emergency shelter, prescription and grocery delivery and emergency financial support. [Updated 11/24]

The Way In: supports for Seniors – Calgary based agencies providing a coordinated response to seniors requiring supports and services. Call 403-SENIORS (403-736-4677) for assistance. [Reviewed 11/24]

General Supports

Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society – If you are experiencing family violence, please reach out. Call 403-531-1972 or 403-531-1976 or text 403-862-3654 or 403-875-4512 24 hours per day. [Reviewed 11/24]

carya – Staff are available to connect you to programs and services during this difficult time. Call carya at 403.269.9888 or info@caryacalgary.ca. [Reviewed 11/24]

Momentum – Momentum is offering employment, business and money management services. Visit their website for more info or call their general line at 403-272-9323. [Updated 11/24]

Women’s Centre Services – Call 403-264-1155 for information or to book an appointment for support including counselling services including family violence, mental health and finances. [Reviewed 11/24]

Mental Health Support

carya counselling and mental health supports – If you are struggling to figure out how to access the resources you need, or you just need someone to talk to, please contact carya at 403.269.9888 or info@caryacalgary.ca. Older adults can call 403-SENIORS. [Added 4/21]

The Calgary Distress Centre – All services are still open and available by phone and online. Call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 403.266.HELP (4357) or visit distresscentre.com for more. [Reviewed 11/24]

Kids Help Phone 24 Hour Support – Counselling, information, and text-based support for youth. Call a counseillor at 1-800-668-6868, text ‘CONNECT’ to 686868, or live chat online at kidshelpphone.ca.

Text4Hope – Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe to daily messages of advice and encouragement that support healthy personal coping skills and resiliency. [Reviewed 11/24]

YWCA Counselling for the whole family | Due to COVID-19, all counselling services will be online or by phone. Call 403-536-2844 or email counselling@ywcalgary.ca to book an appointment. [Updated 11/24]

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