CONFIDENTIAL CHAT

As we all deal with the ongoing mental health impact of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever that you’re supporting the people in your life and receiving support when you need it. The number one thing you can do when someone needs support is: listen. All of us have the ability to support another person...

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The Calgary Police Service, Calgary 911 and 211 have begun a five-month call- diversion and co-location initiative to ensure Calgarians are getting the most appropriate service response in their time of need. As community partners and part of our overall commitment to our city, CPS, Calgary 911 and 211 have worked collaboratively to find a long-term...

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Meet our new CEO! Though there’s a good chance this face is already familiar to you, as Robyn Romano has already spent 12 years of her career at Distress Centre and served in a number of roles, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer on October 12th, 2021. Robyn is a Registered Social Worker holding Bachelor’s and...

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Lori and Jim Ryan have donated monthly to Distress Centre since 2014. In that time, they have provided monetary support, advocated for our agency and played a key role in organizing our 2018 Lend An Ear event. Jim spoke at the event, sharing some of his own struggles and triumphs, and had clearly emotional impact on the audience, receiving a standing ovation from some attendees. We...

At Distress Centre, we know that crisis can occur at any time of the day and it’s important to offer Calgarians multiple ways to contact us to remove barriers to accessing help. That’s why we are excited to announce that our online services – crisis chat and text – are now available 24 hours a...

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