United Way looks at the big picture to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are living in poverty.
Behind all our work, there are people like you who get involved in big and small ways. Help us ensure a better future for families living in poverty by getting involved.
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United Way is a network of more than 75 local United Way offices. Since 1941, we’ve worked in the Alberta Capital Region for the betterment of all.
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Whether you’re in a crisis or just don’t know where to turn in tough times, 211 Alberta can connect you with resources and programs when and where you need it most. Keep these resources close by and share them with someone you care about.
or visit www.ab.211.ca for a full list of helpful resources
for emergencies requiring police, fire, or ambulance services.
for Alberta Health Services’ non-emergency health information line.
CMHA Distress Line
CRISIS line providing immediate support. Call now if you or someone you know is in crisis: contemplating suicide, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing abuse.
Mental Health Helpline
Offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans.
Kids Help Phone
Confidential telephone and web counselling for youth.
Seniors’ Abuse Helpline
Help for seniors who are experiencing physical, mental, emotional, or financial abuse.
Addiction Services Helpline
A safe space where the 2SLGBTQIA+ community can connect with supports free of judgement or stigma.
Family Violence Info Line
Get help anonymously in more than 170 languages or find other family violence supports.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Financial help for Albertans who don’t have resources to meet their basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, shelter).
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Providing telephone and chat crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit persons.
Edmonton Food Bank provides food hampers for people in need.
Available M-F 8:30-4
See their Downloadable List of places to access free community meals in Edmonton.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is harnessing the power of community to make a positive difference for people in Edmonton and area who need it most.