2013 - 2013
Joan Roy was appointed Executive Director. Following the June floods, Distress Centre responded to a 40% increase in help-seeking calls to 211. In July, the 211 service is expanded to High River to help those impacted by the floods.
In November, ConnecTeen announced the launch of their new youth peer support texting program, the first program of it’s kind in North America.
Distress Centre was selected by the Calgary Homeless Foundation to provide coordinated intake into Calgary’s homeless-serving system. Distress Centre’s team operates out of the Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre (SORCe), and assists people at risk of or experiencing homelessness by providing a single point of access to housing and support services.