About Us

Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) ensures everyone has a place to turn to in a time of crisis by providing 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling and referrals - all at no cost.

It's not up to us to define what the crisis is--it's different for everyone. We don't judge. We're here to listen and connect you with the help you need.

Our Mission: Provide compassionate, accessible crisis support that enhances the health, well-being and resiliency of individuals in distress.

Vision: Everyone is heard.

Our Values: Accessibility, collaboration, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, innovation, leadership, partnerships, respect, and volunteerism. 



Meet our Executive Director


Jerilyn Dressler was appointed Executive Director of Distress Centre on June 1, 2017. Jerilyn has her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Saskatchewan and in 2015, she completed her Masters of Social Work with a specialization in Leadership in the Human Services. Since 2008, Jerilyn has held several different positions at the leadership level at Distress Centre. Jerilyn is an authentic, collaborative, and transformative leader who brings her passion and vision to every team and project she is a part of.

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