Your donation helped us respond to 113,975 crisis calls, emails, chat, text and counselling sessions in 2016.

24/7 Crisis Support

We offer free crisis and support services to our clients through our 24-hour crisis, ConnecTeen and 211 lines, and in-person professional counselling services. This would not be possible without our trained volunteers who work hard to ensure that Distress Centre remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Basic Needs Funding (BNF)

This service is the only one that provides direct funds to an individual, couple or family.

We conduct a needs assessment with the client. Once this is completed and all community resources have been utilized, the client meets with a designated 211/BNF counsellor to discuss a plan to achieve financial stability.

We rely on your personal generosity to support Calgary individuals, couples and families in crisis.