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Refers to all programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are currently experiencing severe emotional distress; for any situation that is life-threatening, or poses harm to someone; or unable to cope with a problem that demands immediate attention. Crisis services help deal with the immediate crisis, and restore people back to their original (higher) level of function so that they can identify and deal with their problems.

You may also be interested in the following subheadings:

1. Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

Child protection / child welfare agency for Calgary and area. Delegated by Alberta Children and Youth Services to provide a wide range of services to ... more
1240 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 3P7 Map
403-297-6100
All ages
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The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) fosters research and disseminates knowledge about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and ... more
246 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A1 Map
All ages
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The National Youth In Care Network is a national, charitable organization that exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and promote ... more
207 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2N2 Map
613-230-8945 x18007907074
All ages
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2. Crisis Lines including Telephone, Online and Chat

Crisis lines offer free, immediate and confidential one-on-one assistance to callers in need and usually operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are generally staffed by either paid professionals, or trained volunteers. They will listen, offer support and advice, and if necessary, will try to help the caller get connected to help in his/her community. 

CCASA is the primary sexual assault and sexual abuse crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. Various programs against ... more
910 7th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2P 3N8 Map
403-237-5888
All ages
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Non-profit social agency that delivers 24-hour support, counselling and resource referral services to Calgary and the surrounding area. Our agency is built ... more
1010 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1J2 Map
403-266-1601
All ages
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24-hour confidential phone support for those in crisis or distress. more
Edmonton, AB Map
780-429-0230
All ages
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CA
1-877-303-2642
All ages
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We provide Crisis Intervention, Education Services, Housing, Suicide Grief Support, Wayfinding and Wellness supports. These services include the Distress Line, ... more
10010 105 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1C4 Map
780-414-6300
All ages
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Provides temporary shelter for women with or without children who are victims of domestic violence. Services include education, information and referrals. more
Edmonton, AB Map
780-424-5875
All ages
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Non-profit education centre specializing suicide prevention; involved with curriculum development; training programs; library and information services. Purpose ... more
105 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A1 Map
403-245-3900
All ages
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If you are FEELING SAD or DISTRESSED and want to talk, support is a phone call away. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French. ... more
Physical address not provided
1-855-242-3310
All ages
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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone and on-line counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional ... more
439 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
416-586-5437
5 - 20 years
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Youthspace.ca offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth in Canada under 30yrs. Our highly-trained volunteers are online every night (6 PM to ... more
Victoria, BC Map
Up to 30 years
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3. Walk-In Counselling

Walk-in counselling clinics provide counseling services, without a need to book a long time in advance. They can be helpful for many issues such as family conflict, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation, divroce or abuse. Most of the time, no appointment is required, though some clinics may require you to call ahead the same day to book appointments for that day. 

Edmonton Counselling Services is a comprehensive clinic that offers a broad range of services to help you deal with any challenging life circumstances or ... more
11515 71 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5B 1W1 Map
780-239-2214
All ages
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Responsible for promoting wellness and providing health care services across the province. more
Physical address not provided
All ages
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We provide Crisis Intervention, Education Services, Housing, Suicide Grief Support, Wayfinding and Wellness supports. These services include the Distress Line, ... more
10010 105 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1C4 Map
780-414-6300
All ages
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4. Hospital Emergency Department

Going to the Emergency Department of your local hospital is helpful for crises and emergency situations such as thoughts of suicide or homicide (thoughts of seriously harming oneself or others); conditions such as psychosis or mania.

Hospital providing a full range of medical services for adults, including inpatient/outpatient services, which include: * Addictions services (adults, ... more
1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2T9 Map
403-944-1110
16 years and up
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Children's hospital serving Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan. Services include: * Emergency Department * Family and ... more
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8 Map
403-955-8818
Up to 18 years
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5. Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

We are a domestic violence foundation that serves rural Sturgeon County and surround areas. We provide 24/7 on call support to individuals experiencing ... more
Morinville, AB, T8R 1S1 Map
587-879-6125
All ages
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We offer respite and or Full time supportive roommate, comes with hot meals and a warm home with great people to come home to, all rooms are fully furnished. more
7831 Fairmount dr. SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 0X8 Map
403-880-6391
All ages
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Operation Come Home is a national, charitable, non-profit organization helping street kids and runaways to return home, which has reunited thousands of ... more
179 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C5 Map
1-800-668-4663 x24
All ages
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6. Women's Shelters

Women's shelters are places where women (and their children) can go to stay, and are typically for women fleeing domestic violence from their partners or spouses. Women's shelters offer safe, temporary housing and usually other services to enable a return to independent living such as counselling and referrals to community resources.

"ACWS is an ambassador for women’s shelters in Alberta, providing support to members and leadership to leverage the collective knowledge: informing ... more
320, 10310 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, ON, T5J 2W4 Map
780-456-7000
18 years and up
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Provides temporary shelter for women with or without children who are victims of domestic violence. Services include education, information and referrals. more
Edmonton, AB Map
780-424-5875
All ages
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"We are a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in ... more
ON,CA
613-680-5119
18 years and up
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Catchment: Calgary Health Region
CMHA Calgary provides a list of mental health resources on their website.
Posted: Oct 4, 2011
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