Mental Health Support

The Distress Centre: 403- 266-HELP (4357)

Crisis Support: 811

Suicide Support: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-3433)

Mental Health Hotline: 1-800-303-2642

Canada wide crisis text line: 24 / 7 support for anyone in crisis: 

Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868 or 

Alberta Support Hotline: 2-1-1  Providing information on: financial & social assistance, housing & utility help, food assistance & meal programs, seniors’ services & home care, parenting & family programs, government program assistance, disability support services, volunteer organizations, newcomer services & mental health support.


Resources for Food

Made By Momma: Food resources for new mamas

Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, 403-253-2055

Centre of Hope and Salvation Army, 403-410-1111. For after hours: 403-651-3076

  • Healthy Baby program - free diapers and formula - 3 times a year
  • Free community meal at 4:00 pm daily
  • Emergency food hampers for the homeless
  • After-hours emergency food hampers for individuals and families

Good Food Box - Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, 403-538-3780


Services and Supports for Parents and Families

Community After School Program - Grace Baptist Church. Provides free after school care for children 403-235-3636 Ext. 31

Child Disability Resource: 1-877-644-9992. Provides parents of children with disabilities with funding to access a range of supports and services

Calgary Children's Link: Access point of information for families of children with special needs in Calgary and Area. 403-230-9158

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DrugRehab Resources:  To equip people and their families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery. 

Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre: 403-204-8280

  • Support and crisis intervention
  • Housing advocate and other housing resources
  • Employment search resources
  • Free use of the daily Calgary newspapers
  • Free fax, phone, photocopying
  • Community closet of emergency food, toiletries and other supplies



CalgaryTransit: Provides low Income Program for transit users: 403-262-1000

Access Calgary: Door-to-door shared-ride service, 403-537-7770


Family Recreation / Activities


Calgary Catholic Immigration Society,  403-262-2006. Orientation and access to recreational to program for immigrants and refugees in their first three years in Canada

Vecova Recreation Centre, 403-284-2231

KidSport Society of Calgary, 403-202-0251. Registration fees and/or sports equipment available for children and adolescents from low income families

Calgary Between Friends Club, 403-269-9133. Provides social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages who have disabilities. Activities include day camps, swimming, crafts, drama, and bowling.

CanLearn Society, 403- 686-9300. Provides family literacy programs to encourage the development of literacy and learning.