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Natasha Dharshi began volunteering on the Distress Centre crisis lines in 2014. The experience she gained at Distress Centre and the skills she learned propelled her through every job she would work after Distress Centre, from forensics to homelessness to addictions, and ultimately lead her back to our agency five years later. Natasha moved out of...

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Jerilyn Dressler, who was named in Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. We're very proud of Jerilyn for receiving this well-deserved recognition. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Read the Story" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.avenuecalgary.com/City-Life/Top-40-Under-40/2018/Jerilyn-Dressler/" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

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...

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...

There are many ways to describe Distress Centre Calgary counsellor, Edwin Morales. Most people would describe Edwin as compassionate, enthusiastic, and driven. However, if you ask him, there is one unique word that can summarize him entirely: Perspective. Although, this word is not common to describe someone in their entirety, the word couldn’t be more...

Gulya Taubaldieva (left) with DCC receptionist, Fitore Bajraktari, at our Annual General Meeting on May 10th, 2017.

Gulya Taubaldieva (left) with DCC receptionist, Fitore Bajraktari, at our Annual General Meeting on May 10th, 2017. Gulya Taubaldieva was born and raised in Nukus, Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan; a country that was originally under the USSR until it became an independent in 1991. As a young adult, Gulya pursued advanced education by completing her Master’s Degree of...

On June 1st, 2017, we introduced Jerilyn Dressler as our new Executive Director at Distress Centre. Jerilyn grew up in a small community in Saskatchewan where there were few resources available in her community for those who needed mental health or addictions support. This inspired her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a career...

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