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Helpful Resources

Accessible Resources & Services

At Distress Centre, we’re committed to providing support and resources to those in need. Our services are designed to help people navigate the challenges of life and find the support they need.

We offer 24-hour crisis support through our crisis lines, ConnecTeen, crisis counselling for individuals, couples, and families, and programs at SORCe.

If you would like to learn more about our work through a tour, presentation or by having us attend a resource fair, please fill out this form, at least one month before your preferred date.

Our Programs

24-Hour Crisis Support

If you need to talk, Distress Centre is here to listen. Distress Centre provides 24 hour crisis support by phone, text and chat to Calgary and southern Alberta. Anyone can contact Distress Centre when they’re in crisis to speak with a highly trained responder, receive emotional support and feel heard. All conversations are confidential.

Distress Centre’s youth program, ConnecTeen, provides a safe space for youth to address any problem they have in life, big or small. Youth can contact ConnecTeen 24/7 by phone, chat or text.

Crisis Counselling

Our professional crisis counsellors provide free counselling for individuals, couples, and families. We offer both evening and emergency appointments. It’s important to note that counselling is not a 24-hour service.


211 allows for access  to a broad network of community, social, health, and government services. Your call, text, or chat will be answered by a professional 211 community resource specialist who is trained to assess your needs and refer you to the appropriate service(s).

Coordinated Entry

SORCe is a multi-agency collaborative effort that works out of a single location. Distress Centre provides programs that cover housing, financial empowerment, and more. These programs are designed to help people build resilience, develop coping strategies, and connect with others who are going through similar experiences.

Opportunities to Help

Our volunteer opportunities allow you to provide support in various ways, including over the phone and via chat, text, or email. We also provide extensive practical and ongoing training.

As Calgary’s only 24-hour crisis agency, we are often the first point of contact for those seeking help. Make a career out of making a difference!

Distress Centre is committed to furthering the field of social work, and we view practicum students as a great asset to our team.  Practicum opportunities exist year-round within the Crisis Line Program and Counselling Program, along with other opportunities.

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Explore what’s new in the community and important updates from Distress Centre.

Our Impact Funders

we want you to know that your donation is currently supporting someone in crisis. thank you for your contributions.

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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.