1. Resources & Supports

Resources & Supports

tipahwew & sihtoska

We meet Indigenous women at every stage of their development and provide them with support and encouragement.


For Ambulance, Fire, Police, Call 9-1-1.

To find social supports and organizations that can help with anything from shoes to food to housing 24/7 call 2-1-1 from anywhere in Alberta, or find a list of resources online at ab.211.ca

Canada Wide

Available to young Canadians between 5-29 years old who are seeking 24-hour confidential and anonymous care with professional counsellors.

To find social supports and organizations that can help with anything from shoes to food to housing 24/7 call 2-1-1 from anywhere in Alberta, or find a list of resources online at ab.211.ca

Calgary Drop Inn

Calgary Area

24/7 emergency shelter and support.

Alberta Wide

Find a complete list of all shelters for family violence, including women’s emergency shelters, second stage housing, seniors’ emergency shelters, and homelessness including homeless shelters, short-term supportive housing, long-term supportive housing.

Hope Mission

Alberta Wide

Provides 24/7 emergency shelter and support.

Calgary: 403-474-3237
Edmonton: 780-422-2018
Red Deer: 587-819-0015

Inn From the Cold

Calgary Area

24/7 emergency shelter and help with housing for families.

Women’s Emergency Accommodation Shelter

Edmonton Area

Youth Empowerment & Support Service (YESS)

Edmonton Area

24/7 shelter for youth 15-21 and day programs for youth 15-24.

If you suspect someone is experiencing family violence or abuse, phone:

Alberta Provincial Abuse Helpline

Alberta Wide

Assistance in more than 100 languages from 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.

Alberta Wide
Phone: 811

Do you have health concerns about you or your child? Call Health Link and you have options to speak with a variety of health care professionals including registered nurses, dieticians, dementia specialists and mental health and rehabilitation clinicians. They will help determine the best care for your individual situation.

To access Health Link within Alberta, call 8-1-1.

If you are unable to dial 8-1-1 from your phone, please call 403-943-5465 for Calgary or 780-408-5465 for Edmonton.

Indigenous Wellness Clinic – Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Area
Phone: 780-735-4512
Toll Free: 1-844-441-4512

The Indigenous Wellness Clinic provides primary care services to Indigenous patients of all ages in the Edmonton zone and surrounding areas. Services include but are not limited to family medicine for all ages; chronic disease management; women’s and gender diverse reproductive health; palliative care; mental health and addictions.

Edmonton Area

This program provides service to First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis and Inuit clients and their families, to feel comfortable in hospital, make referrals, provide advocacy, and help plan and support a client’s discharge from hospital.

The Women’s Centre for Health

Edmonton Area

A satellite program of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre. It is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Practical Nurse, and a receptionist providing a walk-in clinic, prenatal care, and STD services to address women’s unique health needs and foster healthy choices and behaviours. The clinic we are provides education on different options of family planning including contraception counselling, prenatal care, support, and education and gynaecological care.

Alberta Wide

If you are a victim of human trafficking and need immediate assistance, please call your local police service or dial 9-1-1.

To report a human trafficking crime anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

If this a non-emergency situation, please call 780-474-1104. Free, safe, and confidential response services, coordination of resources and referrals for victims of human trafficking.

Alberta Wide

Find and apply for services and benefits for work or training, low income, disabilities, personal safety, homelessness, and more.

Income Support Contact Centre

Alberta Wide

Financial help for Albertans who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs.

Legal Aid Alberta

Alberta Wide

An Alberta-wide organization that provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense.

Mental Health Helpline

Alberta Wide

For mental health advice 24/7.

Canada Wide

First Nations and Inuit – If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca, 24/7 toll-free.

  • Eligible First Nations and Inuit are qualified for 20 hours of counselling each year through Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB), and even more if approved by your psychologist. See Government of Canada’s webpage on Mental Health Counselling Benefits for more information and details about eligibility.
  • Please note some communities, such as Bigstone Cree First Nation, do not go through NIHB for mental health benefits. Please contact your band for counselling supports if they are not covered by NIHB.
  • Contact First Nation Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) for the most up-to-date list of psychologists in your area. Alberta Region General FNIHB inquiries780-495-2694, toll-free 1-800-232-7301.

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

Canada Wide

The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line – 1-866-925-4419.

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Support Phone Line

Canada Wide


There are 14 sexual assault services in Alberta providing specialized and distinct core sexual assault services to individuals, families, and communities across the province of Alberta. Alberta’s one line for sexual violence is available to anyone in Alberta who is looking for support or referrals to specialized sexual assault service providers. Call or text 1-866-403-8000.

Edmonton Area

This is a free app to help you with your safety and well-being if you have experienced abuse from current or past spouse, partner, boy/girlfriend. Private, secure, personalized, and backed by research.