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Affordable housing, shelters, housing subsidies in Calgary, Alberta
Inn from the Cold - Emergency Family Shelter
Our mission is to provide shelter, sanctuary and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence…
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES)
The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is focused on ending family violence and abuse in the lives of women, children, youth and men…
Accessible Housing - Newbridge
A permanent supportive housing model that provides long-term, dedicated housing for 10 male residents who have experienced homelessness.
Community Support Services - Women’s Residential Program
Our women’s residential program, called WISH (Women’s Integrated Supportive Housing), provides safe and secure accommodations for up to 23 homeless and displaced women…
Habitat For Humanity - Calgary
Food services in Calgary, Alberta
The Calgary Food Bank
Previously Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, The Calgary Food Bank is the first line of emergency food support for families and individuals facing crisis. Once the food emergency is addressed, we refer food bank clients to our proven partner agencies and programs so as to address the underlying reasons for food insecurity…
Closer to Home - Bread Basket
A partnership with Community Kitchens Calgary and Abundant Life Church, this program assists community members who are experiencing financial distress that prevents them from accessing fresh, free food. People leave the program with bags of food (perishable and non-perishable), and the amount of food varies each week depending on what is available…
Made By Momma - Meals Program
We provide nutritious, delicious, homemade frozen meals to clients who are unable to cook for their families. Our volunteers, as well as service clubs, corporate and private groups, prepare large batches of meals that they would cook for their own families in our commercial kitchen…
Community Kitchen Program of Calgary – Calgary’s Cooking
Calgary’s Cooking puts groups of individuals who meet twice a month to plan and then cook healthy, nutritious and budget-friendly meals…
Airdrie Food Bank
Food Support Services Currently Available: Food hampers (by appointment or delivery only), Bread & extras, Emergency packs for agencies and community organizations…
Service listings related to domestic violence in Calgary, Alberta
Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network
Connect is a service for people who have big and small questions about relationships and experiences. Our goal is to help people recognize unhealthy relationships and abusive relationships in all its forms…
Sheldon Chumir - Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team
Registered nurses, doctors and crisis counsellors offer medical treatment, emotional support and education about options for care and reporting for people who have been sexually assaulted in the past 4 days (96 hours)…
Sagesse - BElive in YOU
A 20-week peer support program for women who are or have been engaged at the intersections of domestic violence and sex work…
CPS - Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST)
The Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST) promotes and advocates the rights and entitlements of victims of crime and trauma…
YW Sheriff King Home Crisis Shelter
Service listings related to Mental Health in Calgary, Alberta
Crisis Services Canada (Suicide Prevention and Support)
Asking for help can be hard. That’s why we offer a safe place to talk – any time, in your own way. If you are thinking about suicide, you don’t have to face it alone. Reach out today…
Health Upwardly Mobile - Addiction Services
Offers addiction treatment and counselling for sex, drug (including fentanyl), alcohol and gambling addictions…
Sheldon Chumir - Safeworks Harm Reduction Program
Provides care, treatment, and support for people with a history of drug use in the community…
Distress Centre Calgary
Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) has provided 24-hour crisis support in Calgary and southern Alberta since 1970. We do this through our 24-hour crisis line, email, daily chat, and daily text for our youth. We also have professional counselling for clients with issues that cannot be resolved over the phone. All of our services are free…
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Welcome Centre - Suicide Bereavement Drop-In
This group, facilitated by a peer volunteer survivor and a CMHA counsellor, provides a confidential and safe space for those who have experienced a loss by suicide to share, network and meet others who can understand and provide support.
Training & Education
Training & education programs in Calgary, Alberta
Dress for Success Calgary - Employment Retention
These courses cover career planning, the job search process and skills training for today’s job market. Some of the courses offer certificates once completed…
Inclusive Post Secondary Education Society Of Alberta
Calgary John Howard Society - Literacy and Learning
One-on-one support to: improve reading, writing and math skills up to a Grade 9 level; and to return to school for upgrading, a high school diploma or to enroll in post-secondary programs…
Calgary Board of Education - Early Development Centre (EDC) Preschool
The Early Development Centres (EDC) supports pre-school children who have been identified with severe delays/disabilities…
Centre for Newcomers - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
In LINC classes (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada), students develop the necessary language and life skills to participate actively in Canadian society.
Service and resource listings related to COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic in Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Humane Society - Emergency Boarding Program
The Calgary Humane Society offers short term housing for people in crisis through the Emergency Boarding program…
Dashmesh Culture Centre - Free Food & Hamper Service
We are providing free vegetarian meals and food hampers during this COVID-19 crisis…
Pita Basket Crowfoot Sunridge - Free Food for Curbside Pickup
Every night at 8 PM Pita Basket Crowfoot will be offering free curbside pickups for those individuals/families who are in need and can’t afford a meal during these times…
Enmax - COVID-19 Relief Program
GenHelp - Calgary
GenHelp connects older adults and families with university students to receive companionship and assistance with everyday tasks…
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