Calgary Health Region, AB
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Basic Needs resources are resources such as food, housing (including shelters), transportation and temporary financial assistance.

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Immigrant Services Calgary provides a variety of services to support the settlement and integration of newcomers in the Calgary community. We can help ... more
910 7th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2P 3N8 Map
403-265-1120
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Responsible for promoting wellness and providing health care services across the province. more
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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
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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
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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
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2. 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
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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
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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
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3. Food and Nutrition

This section has programs that provide food or low cost food to those in need.

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4. Housing and Home Supports

Housing services help individuals find and keep places to stay. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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
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A Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability. Founded in 1958 by ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
416-661-9611
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Non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues and to work to improve the health and social outcomes of people living with ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
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4.1 Long-Term Care Facilities for Seniors

Long-term care facilities and homes (aka. "nursing home") are for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. They provide a higher level of care and support than retirement homes or supportive housing. Long-term care homes are owned and operated by various organizations: 1) Nursing homes are usually operated by private corporations; 2) Municipal homes for the aged are owned by municipal councils. Many municipalities are required to build a home for the aged in their area, either on their own or in partnership with a neighbouring municipality; 3) Charitable homes are usually owned by non-profit corporations, such as faith, community, ethnic or cultural groups.

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4.2 Group Homes, Residential Care and Supported Housing

A group home is usually a single-family dwelling for special populations that need a supervised living environment. Common examples include children and youth in care, individuals with developmental or physical disabilities, individuals recovering from substance abuse, teenaged mothers, or victims of domestic violence.

An Edmonton based social services organization devoted to providing persons with disabilities the opportunity to live full and independent lives. Our Mission ... more
12013 76 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5B 2C9 Map
780-760-1091
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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
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We believe that the best chance for long term recovery is a treatment program that addresses all aspects of our patient’s health: the physical, mental, ... more
39 Pleasant Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M4T 1K2 Map
1-647-748-5501
18 years and up
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In L'Arche, people who have developmental disabilities and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities together in family-like settings that are ... more
1833 rue Sherbrooke Est Bureau 101, Montreal, QC, H2K 1B4 Map
514-844-1661
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4.3 Home Supports

Refers to supports and services provided in the person's home.

Services for seniors with relocation and home care transition services as moving from independent living to assisted or retirement living is rarely easy. We ... more
1 Thorncliffe Place Suite, Ottawa, ON, K2H 9N9 Map
613-790-9355
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4.4 Respite Care and Child Care

Respite refers to short term, temporary care provided to parents (or caregivers) so that they (and their families) can take a break from the daily routine of caregiving, and can range from a few hours to enough time for a vacation. Despite the guilt that parents or caregivers may feel, respite care can be very helpful in relieving stress from caregivers and give them time to recharge. Respite care may include services to take care of children, or older adults, or even parents.

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
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5. Transportation

Having easy access to transportation is essential, whether its going to a doctor's appointment, getting to a job, or keeping up with your relationships. This section has transportation resources that may be specifically of interest to those with mental health needs.
 

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5.1 Driving Assessments

Sometimes one is required to provide a medical certificate in order to drive.

 

Occupational therapists can provide detailed assessments of driving ability at one of the following agencies listed below.

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6. Finances and Money

This section has resources about finances, money, grants, subsidies and other related information. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit (of up to $2,300/year in 2005) for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and ... more
ON,CA
Up to 18 years
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Key information for qualified practitioners who are called upon by their patients to certify Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. more
Physical address not provided
1-866-741-0127
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A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person ... more
ON,CA
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Catchment: Calgary Health Region
CMHA Calgary provides a list of mental health resources on their website.
Posted: Oct 4, 2011
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