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Donor Spotlight: Lori and Jim Ryan

2021-11-18T12:30:34+00:00

Lori and Jim Ryan have donated monthly to Distress Centre since 2014. In that time, they have provided monetary support, advocated for our agency and played a key role in organizing our 2018 Lend An Ear event. Jim spoke at the event, sharing some of his own struggles and triumphs, and had clearly emotional impact on the audience, receiving a standing ovation from some attendees. [...]

Donor Spotlight: Lori and Jim Ryan2021-11-18T12:30:34+00:00

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

2021-10-29T09:12:07+00:00

Distress Centre continues to support Calgarians by providing 24 hour crisis and 211 phone support, daily chat and ConnecTeen text support. This month we were pleased to announce the launch of 24 hour crisis text and chat. Counselling sessions are being conducted by phone and video. If you need help, please reach out. Distress Centre [...]

October 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic2021-10-29T09:12:07+00:00

Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre

2021-10-22T10:43:57+00:00

Distress Centre Calgary’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Romano as Chief Executive Officer. Over the past 12 years, Robyn has served in a number of roles at Distress Centre Calgary (DCC). From her start as a practicum student, through to her coverage as Interim Executive Director over the past [...]

Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre2021-10-22T10:43:57+00:00

Distress Centre launches 24 hour crisis chat and text

2021-10-03T14:00:25+00:00

At Distress Centre, we know that crisis can occur at any time of the day and it’s important to offer Calgarians multiple ways to contact us to remove barriers to accessing help. That’s why we are excited to announce that our online services – crisis chat and text – are now available 24 hours a [...]

Distress Centre launches 24 hour crisis chat and text2021-10-03T14:00:25+00:00

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

2021-09-29T18:03:46+00:00

Distress Centre continues to support Calgarians by providing 24 hour crisis and 211 phone support, daily chat and ConnecTeen text support. This month we also introduced crisis 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 [...]

September 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic2021-09-29T18:03:46+00:00

Get to know Cheryl Bernard, Lend An Ear keynote speaker

2021-09-16T14:30:25+00:00

Cheryl Bernard competed on the Canadian women’s curling team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She felt a huge amount of pressure to win the gold medal while competing at home and as the Skip, she had the last rock to take the gold. She missed the shot. The team won the silver, a [...]

Get to know Cheryl Bernard, Lend An Ear keynote speaker2021-09-16T14:30:25+00:00

Get to know Kaiya Gamble! Local singer-songwriter speaks and performs at Lend An Ear 2021

2021-09-14T12:34:16+00:00

Kaiya Gamble first started singing after her school music teacher approached her parents and told them that she has perfect pitch. Her parents put Kaiya in piano and voice lessons and she loved it. After about a year of lessons, she found her current vocal coach, who has worked with artists such as Sarah McLachlan, [...]

Get to know Kaiya Gamble! Local singer-songwriter speaks and performs at Lend An Ear 20212021-09-14T12:34:16+00:00

World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicide-related contacts up 34% in 2021

2021-09-09T22:28:34+00:00

Distress Centre introduces crisis text support September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day - a day to bring awareness to suicide prevention and end the stigma that surrounds the topic. We acknowledge what a difficult year it has been for many. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, there is help. Distress Centre provides a 24 [...]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicide-related contacts up 34% in 20212021-09-09T22:28:34+00:00

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

2021-08-30T11:03:52+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. [...]

August 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic2021-08-30T11:03:52+00:00

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
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