Make a difference this holiday season During the holiday season, while you may be booking off time to rest and recharge with your family, Distress Centre remains open and available 24 hours a day to help Calgarians in distress. While we work tirelessly to ensure everyone has a place to turn in times of [...]
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Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Lisa joined Distress Centre as an Online Services Volunteer in September 2021. Though she initially applied to volunteer to meet a requirement of her educational program, she quickly found that what she gained from volunteering went far beyond college credits. “I don't really look at it as what I do for [...]
Why Volunteer? After a long day of work, school, or whatever you have going on, you’re likely looking forward to getting home and relaxing. Your couch is calling your name and you haven’t had a moment to just breathe all day. Life is busy. So, why make time to volunteer? Why spend the energy [...]
Staff Spotlight: Kaiden Jobin At three in the morning, when most people are asleep, Kaiden Jobin is listening. He’s listening to a man who can’t sleep because he’s worried about his job. He’s listening to a woman who’s starting to realize her drinking is a problem. He’s listening to a senior who feels [...]
Celebrating one year of 24 hour crisis text and chat support One year ago, on October 3rd, 2021, we announced the launch of 24 hour crisis text and chat support. We know that crisis can occur at any time of day and that it’s important to offer multiple ways to contact us, to remove [...]
Join us for Lend An Ear next week! Lend An Ear is just around the corner! Start your day with Distress Centre on Thursday, September 22 and participate in our Lend An Ear virtual event along with our special guests Ron MacLean, Catriona Le May Doan, Dr. Karen MacNeill and Stephanie Labbé. Ron [...]
Distress Centre and suicide prevention - World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. As a crisis intervention agency, Distress Centre works every day to prevent suicides and decrease the stigma that surrounds the topic of suicide and mental health. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, [...]
It's time to Outrun the Stigma! Image: The Distress Centre team at Outrun the Stigma 2019 Outrun the Stigma is a 5 or 10k walk/run that raises funds and awareness for Distress Centre and mental health. Last year the event raised over $15,000 and in total it has raised $221,000 for DC since [...]
Vitality through vulnerability: guest post from a volunteer Guest Author: Lisa Wilder My name is Lisa, and I started my journey with Distress Centre Calgary in mid-September as an online services volunteer. I have what I call a “wondering mind.” Although this can take me off on all sorts of tangents, it should [...]
HOPE GROWS IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGES 2021 was a tough year. Albertans continued to deal with COVID-19 alongside their own personal challenges and crises. Distress Centre was always there to listen and offer hope to those who needed it through such uncertain times. See our Report to the Community to learn about our [...]