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img text: Distress Centre’s journey to accreditation with the American Association of Suicidology

Distress Centre received accreditation from the American Association of Suicidology on February 3, 2021. Guest post by: Mike Velthuis Kroeze, Crisis Program Manager A quick Google search for the definition of accreditation suggests “the action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity.” When I look...

img text: Distress Centre's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

January 26, 2021 marks one year since Distress Centre’s first documented COVID-19 related contact. “Distress Centre staff and volunteers faced 2020 with a determination and strength I wouldn’t have imagined possible,” said Jerilyn Dressler, Executive Director. “Despite all of the challenges we faced as a global community, Distress Centre responders continued to answer calls for help 24 hours...

img des: Two people wearing shirts with the ConnecTeen logo.

Image: ConnecTeen volunteers (Amy Li on the right) at the 2014 Calgary Hitmen game in support of ConnecTeen. Read - 50 Stories Part 49 There would be no Distress Centre without the original group of volunteers, so it seems only fitting that our 50th story focuses on our volunteers. What follows are a few volunteer highlights from...

img text: Distress Centre's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Distress Centre continues to support Calgarians by providing 24 hour crisis and 211 phone support, daily chat and ConnecTeen text support. Counselling sessions are being conducted by phone and video. Distress Centre Calgary/211 Alberta South phone services are available in over 200 languages, 24/7. If you need help, please reach out. Contact Numbers/Stats – January 26-November...

img des: Cake with the 211 logo on it.

Image: A celebratory cake baked for the 2016 211 launch in Red Deer County. We’re celebrating 15 years of 211 Calgary! 211 launched in Calgary in 2005 as a partnership between Distress Centre Calgary, United Way of Calgary and Area and the City of Calgary. 211 Calgary is operated by Distress Centre. Since 2005, 211’s Community...

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