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Get Help

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.

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For a full list of helpful resources for individuals and families, visit

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.
780-482-HELP (4357)
Available 24/7

Mental Health Helpline
Offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans.
Available 24/7

Kids Help Phone
Confidential telephone and web counselling for youth.
Available 24/7

Seniors’ Abuse Helpline
Help for seniors who are experiencing physical, mental, emotional, or financial abuse.
Available 24/7

Addiction Services Helpline
Available 24/7

Brite Line
A safe space where the 2SLGBTQIA+ community can connect with supports free of judgement or stigma.
Available 24/7

Family Violence Info Line
Get help anonymously in more than 170 languages or find other family violence supports.
Available 24/7

Emergency Financial Assistance
Financial help for Albertans who don’t have resources to meet their basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, shelter).
Available 24/7

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Providing telephone and chat crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit persons.
Available 24/7

Food Support
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.

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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.