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Volunteer Spotlight: Mortaza

2021-08-17T16:51:36+00:00

Crisis line volunteer, Mortaza, is no stranger to giving back to the community. Before joining Distress Centre in the summer of 2020, he already held a wide range of volunteer roles, including: youth soccer coach, patient ambassador and mealtime volunteer at the University of Alberta hospital, and classroom volunteer at an elementary school. Mortaza was [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mortaza2021-08-17T16:51:36+00:00

Vote for ConnecTeen to receive a donation from Morrison Homes!

2021-08-03T12:29:56+00:00

Morrison Homes is celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2021. They're donating over $200,000 to various charities over the course of the year! How it works: Every month, Morrison employees will choose three local charities close to their hearts. The public will then vote for their favourites, and the winning charity will take home that month’s [...]

Vote for ConnecTeen to receive a donation from Morrison Homes!2021-08-03T12:29:56+00:00

July 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

2021-07-30T11:00:17+00:00

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. If you need help, please reach out. Distress Centre also has several programs available at SORCe for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. [...]

July 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic2021-07-30T11:00:17+00:00

5 reasons to volunteer remotely (written by our volunteers!)

2021-07-28T18:10:12+00:00

When you become a remote Online Services Crisis Line volunteer for Distress Centre, you get to make a difference in the lives of others, from the comfort of your home! Online Services volunteers provide crisis support through online chat and email to anyone who contacts Distress Centre seeking help. Not everyone is comfortable talking on [...]

5 reasons to volunteer remotely (written by our volunteers!)2021-07-28T18:10:12+00:00

Donor Spotlight: Shamir Ladhani

2021-06-30T15:18:33+00:00

Image: Shamir and his daughter, Ambreena, who is a Distress Centre volunteer. Shamir has donated monthly to Distress Centre since 2012. He was first introduced to our agency when a friend invited him to Lend An Ear, Distress Centre’s annual fundraising event, in 2012. He signed up as a monthly donor at the event and [...]

Donor Spotlight: Shamir Ladhani2021-06-30T15:18:33+00:00

June 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

2021-06-29T19:06:48+00:00

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. If you need help, please reach out. Distress Centre also has several programs available at SORCe for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. [...]

June 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic2021-06-29T19:06:48+00:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Elissa

2021-06-10T12:03:25+00:00

Crisis line volunteer Elissa* is no stranger to dealing with life’s hardships. She endured years of struggle and overcame many challenges before finding her way to Distress Centre, and she said that she’s been able to leverage the lessons she’s learned in her personal life to better support Distress Centre’s service users. Elissa worked as [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Elissa2021-06-10T12:03:25+00:00

May 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

2021-05-28T11:13:20+00:00

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. If you need help, please reach out. Distress Centre also has several programs available at SORCe for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. [...]

May 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic2021-05-28T11:13:20+00:00

Q1 2021 Update from our Executive Director, Jerilyn Dressler

2021-05-18T13:21:31+00:00

See this update as a video! Hello everyone, and welcome to spring! The days are getting longer, the grass is turning green, and the trees are budding. Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings, and can give us new hope for the future. Spring is also a time of transitions, and this spring [...]

Q1 2021 Update from our Executive Director, Jerilyn Dressler2021-05-18T13:21:31+00:00

Get your 50/50 Raffle Tickets!

2021-05-14T18:11:15+00:00

For the Month of May, Darkness Into Light (DIL) Calgary is holding a 50/50 raffle fundraiser for Distress Centre! Darkness Into Light is a 5km event and is an opportunity for people to connect with their local community and to show their support for those who have been impacted by suicide. It initiated in Dublin, [...]

Get your 50/50 Raffle Tickets!2021-05-14T18:11:15+00:00
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