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Check out our latest newsletter to stay updated on all things happening at Distress Centre. In this issue: Roxanne Cote celebrates ten years at our agency, Distress Centre wins the Calgary Award for Community Advocate Organization, and more! [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Read it here!" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://conta.cc/2KtkBce" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight=""...

Distress Centre was honoured to receive the Calgary Award for Community Advocate Organization, which was presented at the 23rd Annual Calgary Awards on June 13, 2018. It is awarded to a non-government, not-for-profit Calgary organization for outstanding service to the community by implementing, improving, supporting, or assisting a local established project or program that has...

In tribute to Carol Oliver. For Distress Centre, the development and on-going successes of the fund development team is essential to achieving our mission of providing compassionate, accessible crisis support that enhances the health, well-being and resiliency of individuals in distress, all at no cost to the individual. It is because of Distress Centre’s dedicated and...

In Calgary, approximately 180 vulnerable seniors are reported missing each year. These incidents place a tremendous toll on family members, friends, and neighbours of the missing person, and often require the involvement of costly emergency services to search. Silver Alert systems engage the community in locating missing older people who have cognitive challenges. During Seniors’ Week...

Demands for Distress Centre Services Continues to Rise Year-Over-Year

Distress Centre Calgary’s 2017 Annual Report Findings Released (CALGARY, AB) –Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) has just released their 2017 Report to Community. Findings from this report indicate that the demands for Distress Centre services continues its rise year-over-year. Crisis contacts made to the centre (crisis calls, chats, emails and texts) increased by 19.2% and 27.4% in 2017,...

We are all connected. Today, our world is more connected than ever by things like social media, text and chat. Yet with all this digital connection, we lose human contact—seeing words and images on a screen instead of the people behind them. We consume faster, compare ourselves to other people’s “highlight reels” and become increasingly detached...

Kate Billet at a station in the Distress Centre Calgary contact centre

When Kate Billett was 16-years-old she made a decision to pursue social work. “I wanted a career where I could help people,” says Kate. “I developed a passion for crisis line work and mental health, so that’s what ultimately drove me into social work.” Originally, Kate thought she wanted to be a teacher, but her high...

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