Resources

Updated: March 2020

COVID-19 Info and Resources

General information regarding COVID-19 for Albertans can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx


Long-form list of resources compiled by Okotoks FCSS available for people living in the Foothills area can be viewed here as a PDF: Foothills Resources


A quick resource guide – stay safe and if you or anyone you know needs help, give these places a call.

If you are a victim of crime, please do not hesitate to call Foothills Regional Victim Services: 403-652-2359



Guide for Victims of Crime

In Canada, victims of crime have rights protected by the law. This guide will help you know what to do if something is stolen from you, if you are threatened or harassed, or if you are physically or sexually assaulted.

For more information, view the guide: Guide for Victims of Crime 

Canada-wide Resource List via the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime: https://crcvc.ca/links/


Victim Impact Statement

A VIS gives you a chance to tell the court how you have been affected by crime. It is up to you to decide if you want to complete one. Contact Foothills Regional Victim Services if you have any questions about submitting the VIS.

For more information, view the brochure: Victim Impact Statement 


Restitution

Restitution is a way for the offender to repay you if you have lost money, property, or had extra expenses because of a crime. You have the right to have the court consider ordering restitution.

For more information, view the brochure: Restitution


Foothills Specific Resource List:

Victim Services

Foothills Regional Victim Services
High River: 403-652-2359
Okotoks: 403-995-6457

VSU Calgary: 403-428-8398

VSU Tsuu T’ina: 403-238-5649

 

RCMP Detachments

High River 403-652-2357

Okotoks 403-995-6400

Turner Valley 403-933-7227

Nanton 403-646-2436

Eden Valley 403-558-2396

 

First Nations

Eden Valley Wellness Centre: 403-558-3620

Elbow River Healing Lodge: 403-955-6600

AwoTaan Healing Lodge for Women: 403-531-1972

Eagles Nest Stoney Shelter – Morley: 403-881-2000

Treaty Housing: 403-327-1995

Metis Housing: 780-452-6440

Counselling – Eden Valley: 403-558-3656

  • Doug Hardel: 403-955-6698
  • Tim Manship: 403-558-3620
  • Joel Eddy – Addictions Counselor: 403-558-3620
  • Everett Rabbit – Probation Officer: 403-238-5649

Eden Valley Family Court Support – Jennifer Bigcrow: 403-968-7555

Native Counselling Services: 403-237-7850; www.ncsa.ca

 

Addictions

Community and Social Services: 211

Distress Centre (24 hours): 403-266-4357

AB Health Addiction/Smokers Help Line: 1-866-332-2322

Addiction & Mental Health – Local: 403-652-8340

Addiction & Mental Health – Rural: 1-877-652-4700

Adult Addiction Services – Calgary: 403-297-3071

Youth Addiction Services: 403-297-4664

AL-ANON & AL-ATEEN: 403-266-5850

Alcoholics Anonymous – Central Office: 403-777-1212; find meetings at: www.calgaryaa.org

Narrow Road Home: 403-710-0744

 

Children

Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868

Child Abuse Hotline (24/7): 1-800-387-5437 or 403-297-2995

Child Services (High River & Area): 403-652-8360

AB Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642

YWCA Counseling For Teens: 403-294-3658

AB Children’s Hospital: 403-955-7211

Sheldon Kennedy Centre: 403-428-5300

Heart Zone (Cornerstone of Hope): 403-289-8555

SAGE Ctr. With Hospice Calgary: 403-263-4525

Gentle Stream Counseling: 403-461-3655

Safe4Life (self defence/safety training for ages 3 years to seniors): 403-701-9037

Kids and Court:

Community Services

FCSS:

  • High River: 403-652-8620
  • Okotoks: 403-995-2773
  • Nanton: 403-646-2436
  • Black Diamond: 403-933-4348
  • Turner Valley: 403-933-4944

Eden Valley Wellness Centre: 403-558-3620

Emergency Social Services (after hours): 403-270-5333

Okotoks Family Resource Centre: 403-995-2626

Parent Link High River & Area: 403-652-8633

Salvation Army: 403-652-2195

Community and Social Services: 211

 

Counseling

Community and Social Services: 211

Alberta Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642

High River:

  • Foothills Community Counselling: 403-603-3549
  • Real Consulting: 403-601-3088

Okotoks:

  • Boundless Couselling: 403-390-6550
  • Country Counsellor: 403-938-5617
  • Gentle Stream Counselling: 403-461-3655
  • Peter Hansen: 403-938-6847
  • Turner Counselling: 403-510-4046

Nanton:

  • Selah Counselling: 403-422-0533

Calgary:

  • Calgary Counselling – Intake: 403-691-5991
  • YWCA Counselling For Teens: 403-294-3658
  • Catholic Family Services: 403-233-2360
  • Eastside Family Centre: 403-299-9696
  • Jewish Family Services: 403-287-3510

Eden Valley:

  • Doug Harder: 403-955-6698
  • Tim Manship: 403-558-3620

 

Domestic Violence/Shelters

Community and Social Services: 211

Alberta Family Violence Info Line: 403-310-1818

Income Support – Alberta Works: 1-866-644-5135

Sagesse-Calgary (Peer Support): 403-234-7337

Safe4Life: 403-701-9037

Shelter Hotline: 1-866-331-3933

Crisis Shelters:

  • Rowan House (24/7): 403-652-3311; Toll-free: 1-855-652-3311
  • Calgary Women’s Shelter (24/7): 403-234-7233
  • Sheriff King (24/7): 403-266-0707
  • YWCA Mary Dover House: 403-263-1550
  • Kirby House Crisis Line: 403-705-3250
  • Native Women’s Shelter: 403-531-1972
  • Lethbridge YWCA Harbour House: 403-320-1881
  • Pincher Creek Emergency Shelter: 1-888-354-4868
  • Strathmore Crisis Centre: 403-934-6634; Toll-free: 1-877-934-6634

Second Stage Shelters:

  • Brenda Stafford Center: 403-270-7240
  • Sonshine Community Services: 403-243-2002
  • Discovery House (Families Only): 403-670-0467
  • Morley – Eagle Nest: 403-881-2000
  • Harbour House (Lethbridge): 403-320-1881
  • Pincher Creek Emergency Shelter: 1-888-354-4868

 

Food Banks

High River – Salvation Army: 403-652-2195

Okotoks Food Bank Association: 403-651-6629

Turner Valley & Black Diamond – Oilfields Food Bank: 403-933-4114

 

Grief Support

High River & Foothills Area:

  • Support Group (Vi Sharpe) 403-860-3189
  • Support Group (Henry Frieser) 403-875-3188

Okotoks:

Grief Support – Marion Dueck: 403-938-3311

Calgary

  • Alberta Health Grief Support: 403-995-8011
  • Foothills Hospital Spiritual Care: 403-944-1410
  • Bob Glasgow: 403-217-5321
  • Sage Centre with Hospice Calgary (children & teens): 403-263-4525
  • Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) – Calgary Cares GRASP Support Group: 587-333-4539; CalgaryGrasp@gmail.com; www.grasphelp.org
  • Jewish Family Services: 403-287-3510
  • Grieving Together: www.grievingtogether.ca
  • Pets: www.petheavencalgary.com

 

Hospitals/Clinics

High River Hospital: 403-652-2200

Black Diamond – Oilfields General: 403-933-2222

Alberta Children’s Hospital: 403-955-7211; Emergency: 403-955-7070

South Calgary Hospital: 403-956-1111

Rockyview Hospital: 403-943-7000;  Emergency: 403-943-3449

Foothills Hospital: 403-944-1110; Emergency: 403-944-1315

Peter Lougheed Hospital: 403-943-4555; Emergency: 403-943-4999

Urgent Care:

  • Okotoks (press 0 to speak to a person): 403-995-2660
  • South Calgary Health Centre: 403-943-9300
  • Sheldon Chumir Health Centre: 403-995-6011

 

Housing/Lodging

Emergency Lodging:

  • Salvation Army: 403-601-7297
  • Emergency Social Services (after hours): 403-270-5333

Housing:

  • Foothills Senior Housing (Okotoks): 403-938-6404
  • Treaty Housing: 403-327-1995
  • Metis Housing: 780-452-6440

 

Immigrant Services

Foothills Community Immigrant Services

  • High River: 403-652-5325
  • Okotoks: 403-938-4689

Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society: 403-262-2006

Immigrant Services Calgary: 403-265-1120

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association: 403-263-4414

CanTalk Translation Services (VSU only): 1-800-240-5778

 

Legal

EPO’s & Restraining Orders are free.

Calgary Legal Guidance: 403-234-9266

Legal Guidance – Parenting Orders: 403-716-6484

Calgary EPO Program – CEPOP: 403-297-5260

Family Law Office – EPO’s: 403-297-6380

Legal Aid: 403-297-2260; Toll Free: 1-866-845-3425

Lawyer Referral Service: 403-228-1722; Toll Free: 1-800-661-1095

Okotoks Court House: 403-938-7953

Turner Valley Court House: 403-933-6225

Crown Prosecutors Office Calgary: 403-297-8444

Witness Central: 403-297-2433

Crown Prosecutors Office Lethbridge: 403-381-5211

Probation High River – Corby: 403-807-7346

Probation Okotoks/Turner Valley – Breanne: 403-660-9754

Probation Eden Valley – Everett Rabbit: 403-238-5649

Parole Board of Canada:

  • National Victim Information Line: 1-866-789-4636
  • Alberta Regional Office: 1-800-597-4397

Remand Centre – Calgary: 403-297-6043

Elizabeth Fry Society: 403-289-8385

Child Witness Court Prep Program: 403-289-8385

 

Men

Distress Centre: 403-266-4357

Calgary Counseling Centre: 403-691-5991

Marcus Cheung: 403-691-5964

Male Outreach Coordinator: 403-651-8075

Kirby House Seniors Shelter (24/7): 403-705-3250

Kirby Centre (services for seniors): 403-265-0661

Men’s Educational Support Association (for fathers and non-custodial parents): 403-228-6366

 

Mental Health

Community and Social Services: 211

Distress Centre: 403-266-4357

Alberta Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642

Canadian Mental Health Association: 403-297-1700

Access Mental Health: 403-943-1500

Alberta Mental Health Clinics:

  • High River: 403-652-8340
  • Okotoks: 403-995-2712
  • Black Diamond: 403-933-3800
  • Claresholm: 403-625-4068
  • Strathmore: 403-361-7277
  • South Calgary Health Centre: 403-493-9300
  • Mental Health Mobile Response (24/7): 403-943-9393; also through 911 or Distress Centre: 403-266-4357

 

Parents

Child & Family Services (Calgary and Area): 403-297-6100

Child Intervention Services (24 hours): 403-297-2995

Parent Resource Line (Simon Fraser University): 1-778-782-3548

Parent Support Association: 403-270-1809

Parent Link (High River and Area): 403-652-8633

Special Needs Association for Parents & Siblings (SNAPS): Toll Free: 1-866-507-6277

Protection of Children Abusing Drugs: Information Line – 1-866-332-2322

Woods Home Crisis (24/7): 403-299-9699

 

Seniors

Calgary Seniors Resource Society: 403-266-6200

Senior Connect (8 am to 8 pm): 403-269-5445

Elder Abuse/Kirby House Shelter (24 hour crisis line): 403-705-3250

Kirby Centre (www.kirbycentre.com): 403-265-0661

Alberta Seniors Support: 780-644-9992; Toll Free – 1-877-644-9992

Alzheimer Society of Calgary: 403-290-0110

Community Care Access: 403-943-1920

Homecare High River: 403-652-5445

Safe4Life: 403-701-9037

 

Sexual Assault

Brochure: Following Sexual Assault, What Do I Do?

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Assault (CCASA): crisis line – 403-237-5888

Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART): can be accessed through any Urgent Care facility or Hospital Emergency Room

Sheldon Chumir Health Centre (24 hours): 403-995-6011

Calgary Sexual Health Centre: 403-283-5580

Sheldon Kennedy Advocacy Centre: 403-428-5300

YWCA Harbour House: 1-866-296-0447

Lethbridge Distress Centre: 403-327-7905; Toll Free: 1-888-787-2880

Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta (Cindy Kovalak): 587-582-5499

 

Suicide/Crisis

Brochure: Hope and Healing

Community and Social Services: 211

Distress Centre: 24/7 – 403-266-4357; Toll Free: 1-800-784-2433

Suicide Prevention Information Centre: 403-245-3900

Suicide Bereavement Program: 403-297-1704

Alberta Health Grief Support: 403-955-8011

 

Teens

Kids Help Phone (24/7): 1-800-668-6868

Connect Teen (3 pm to 10 pm): 403-264-8336

Community and Social Services: 211

Distress Centre: 403-266-4357

Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323

Community Resource Team (Woods Homes 24 hour Crisis): 403-299-9699

Ave 15 Homeless Shelter (ages 12-17): 403-543-9651

Exit Outreach for Street Youth: 403-262-9953

YWCA Counselling for Teens: 403-294-3658

Okotoks Youth Centre (ages 12-18): 403-938-8954

 

Other

Medical Examiners Office: 403-297-8123

SPCA Safe Keeping Program: 403-723-6024

Safety Training:

  • Safe4Life: 403-701-9037
  • Safe & Sound: 403-216-7000
  • Trauma Scene Bio Services: 1-866-416-8464
  • First on Site Emergency Cleaning: 403-520-7778
  • SERVPRO Cleaning/Damage Assessment: 403-255-0202
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