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CONFIDENTIAL CHAT

As the COVID-19 pandemic first unfolded, we remained hopeful that we would still be able to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of Lend An Ear on September 23rd, as well as our 50th Anniversary on May 13th. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions have forced us to cancel both events. We are hoping to officially celebrate our 50th Anniversary sometime...

Image: Created from the graphic used in Annual Reports to report on the Men's Line. As the Board and management were looking to broaden services in the early 1990s, clients experiencing potential and actual family violence were requesting counselling in increasing numbers. In 1997, a proposal for a Men’s Domestic Crisis Line was put forward by...

Chip in for Kids through Shaw to donate to Distress Centre

The Shaw Charity Classic has unfortunately been cancelled this year, but Shaw is committed to continuing the tournament’s legacy of giving. They have generously launched a text-to-donate matching campaign - Chip in for Kids! Chip in for Kids today by texting KIDS084 to 30333 and help us support teens in distress through our ConnecTeen program. Shaw...

Image: AADAC Chair presenting plaque to DC Board Chair, Dell Stephens in 1995. Funding was an ongoing issue for the Board in the 90s. Priorities stated by FCSS and the United Way inevitably impacted the agency’s future directions. Supporting agencies that were accessible by minority populations, meeting needs around an increased violence trend, and assessing if...

Image: From a summer newsletter in 1996. Meeting the specific needs of seniors for crisis intervention became the subject of discussion among senior-serving agencies and the City of Calgary starting in 1993. Distress Centre Board Chair Murray Young began looking for funding for a dedicated seniors’ line. In cooperation with the Kerby Centre, and jointly funded...

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

On March 17, Distress Centre moved from operating entirely on premises to operating entirely remotely for the initial phase of its emergency operations with no disruption to Distress Centre’s services. Distress Centre’s COVID-19 Response Team and all staff and volunteers have demonstrated an exceptionally high-level of commitment and passion for serving people in crisis and...

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