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We moved!

We moved!

Image: From old to new! Executive Director Jerilyn Dressler in our emptied contact centre in the old building (left) and then in our new contact centre bustling with volunteers and staff serving the community.

As of February 1st, 2020 our new address is:
#500, 999 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5

At noon on January 31st, 2020, we took the last crisis call and 211 call that we would answer in 1010 8th Ave SW, a building that served us for 20 years. Thanks to the effort of our staff and volunteers, particularly our moving committee, the move went smoothly. There was no disruption to crisis or 211 services during the move, which was possible through our partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton and 211 Edmonton, who responded to our contacts while we were moving.

Distress Centre took back our chat services at 12pm on Sunday, February 2, and we took the first call in our new office the same day at 4:15pm.

We’re grateful for Bedrock Realty, who helped us find our new space and made a very generous financial gift to Distress Centre. Learn more about them in our February Donor Profile.

As we reflect on and celebrate our 50 year history this year it feels fitting that we are starting our next half century in a larger, enhanced space.

Take a look at a few photos from the move. You can also view them on Facebook.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, Distress Centre Calgary would like to honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.