Access Mental Health is a non-urgent service providing information, consultation, and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns. Mental Health Clinicians complete a clinical interview over the telephone to assess the individuals’ needs. Mental Health Clinicians are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community-based programs and will explore all options in order to refer individuals to the most appropriate resources.
Hamper programs-emergency, best beginnings, formula hampers, milk for new moms, bread and extras
School programs-Fuel 4 Kids, Snack Attack, R.J. Hawkey Breakfast Program, G.E.A.R. (Gathering Edibles for Airdrie Residents), School Partnership Programs
The Airdrie Food Bank collects & distributes food to those in need and educates the community on hunger related issues.
Information, support, links to senior specific resources,
Network dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse
● A province-wide network of professionals● Representing communities across Alberta● Promoting the well-being and security of older adults● Working to increase community awareness● Developing resources to address and educate about elder abuse
Anyone wishing to become a mentor or looking for a mentor
Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Airdrie and Rocky View County creates and nurtures one-to-one mentoring relationships for children and youth in Airdrie who are facing adversity. Each mentoring relationship (“match”) is monitored and supported to ensure positive and meaningful relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of the children and youth (“Littles”), their families, the mentors (“Bigs”), and generations to follow.
CIWA provides women with the knowledge and supports to address the settlement challenges they face related to employment, community engagement, access to resources, English communication, cross cultural parenting, role reversal, etc. They also offer services to support senior immigrant women and immigrant girls as their settlement experience is unique due to their age and level of independence, physical health and surroundings. Both seniors and youth face challenges related to balancing societal expectations with cultural and familial expectations.
They offer wide range of programs and services in areas related to settlement, language, employment and family supports to address the diverse needs of immigrant and refugee women and their families. All clients have access to childcare and first language support.
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. This link provides financial resources for individuals, businesses and sectors.
Aims to help youth realize their full potential by promoting positive relationships with family, friends and members of the community. Main goal is to provide resources to help youth make healthy, informed lifestyle choices and to encourage youth to think critically about issues and get involved in their communities. Parent site includes tips for how to talk to youth
Community Links is a nonprofit charitable organization which strengthens individuals, from birth to seniors, families and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports and resources.
Rainbow program: support for children (also programs for adolescents) Divorce Care: support groups for parents going through a separation. Just Me & The Kids: building healthy single parent families (Bible based)
Protection of children through online reporting of child sexual exploitation; cyber tip’s primary function is to receive and address online and telephone reports from the public regarding: child pornography, online luring, child exploitation through prostitution, travelling to sexually exploit children, child trafficking
FAMH is a grass roots community based charitable organization committed to sharing the reality about addiction and mental health, the potential links between addiction and other secondary health conditions, and the continuing care required for long term recovery.
At FAMH, all clients complete a thorough comprehensive assessment to determine your needs and an individualized treatment plan and recommendations are provided based on this
If the Media Calls: A guide for Crime Victims & Survivors
Crime Victims & Survivors
This Guide is intended to help crime victims and survivors work effectively and comfortably with the media (or to decline to do so). Interacting with the media following victimization is a significant decision for crime victims as media exposure can positively or negatively impact your recovery process.
Legal Aid Alberta provides legal services and expertise to individuals and the legal community to support fairness in the justice system. Through professional, effective and accessible services in support of Albertans and their justice system, it is uniquely able to operate as a Centre of Excellence in Alberta's justice system.
It is an independent, publicly funded, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad range of services in family law and child welfare, adult criminal law, youth criminal law, immigration and refugee law and civil legal areas.
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association of Calgary & Area is a responsive and innovative organization making a difference in the lives of over 2,500 vulnerable children, youth and families annually.
They support children, youth and families with complex needs that can include mental health issues, addiction, homelessness, poverty, and disability by providing them with the services and supports they need to thrive. As a fundamental practice across all McMan’s services, they work with individuals to help them maintain and grow relationships that can extend beyond our professional support- life-long connections that can help people sustain, and build on, their strengths and new skills.
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, mandated to work with vulnerable young people.
The OCYA provides individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth receiving “designated services” as defined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. This includes young people receiving or attempting to access services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act; or who are involved with the youth justice system. The OCYA also provides access to legal representation for young people receiving child intervention services, offers public education, and conduct investigations in serious injuries and deaths of young people receiving designated services.
Parents helping parents to navigate conflict with their teens and youth through professionally-guided peer group programs and services. PSA provides self-help support groups, parent education and resources
Project SEVFIN is a flexible 28-week program that is designed to work with clients who have been sexually exploited and move them towards self-sufficiency through the attainment of education or employment.
One-year residential facility with counseling and supportive services for women and children fleeing domestic violence, provides a safe place for women and children to live during a time of transition; also services for those not in the program: counseling, safety planning, assistance in accessing community resources; Community and family services: provides individuals and couples in Calgary access to professional counselors
Send daily texts messages on how to focus on healthy thinking or suggested actions to help manage your mood
Text COVID19Hope to 393939.
Alberta Health Services program Text4Hope – a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists.
Offers Complete Cleanup, Biohazard Remediation Services, Decontamination, and Sanitation of Homicides, Suicides, Hoarding, Accident or Crime Scenes including Fentanyl and other illicit drug lab and vehicle remediation.
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them.
The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable.
Triple P helps you:
Raise happy, confident kids
Manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
Information, programs, resources, 24 hour domestic crisis line, free for anyone at risk of domestic violence (403.266.0707)
Programs and services are designed to help vulnerable women find stability, then build the skills and confidence they need to make permanent, positive change in their lives. They offer programs for children and men, as well as services to help women and men overcome language barriers..Supports offered: domestic violence and crisis, shelter and housing, counselling, language/employment and child care.