This section contains information provided by additional community resources available in the Edmonton area. Click on the categories below to be brought to that section. If you would like information on any resources not listed here, feel free to reach out to:
Alberta 211 is an information and referral service for government and non-profit agencies. To access services:
- If you live in the greater Edmonton Area, call 2.1.1 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist
- If you live outside of the greater Edmonton area, call 1.888.482.4696.
- To access 211 information and referrals online, click here.
Edmonton Distress Line
The Edmonton Distress Line is a confidential supportive listening service that is available 24/7 if you are in distress and want to talk. Distress Line Listeners are equipped to talk about any topic that is causing you distress, including relationship troubles, mental health concerns, financial troubles, abusive/violent situations, and thoughts of suicide.
- If you are within the greater Edmonton area, call 780.482.HELP (4357)
- If you are outside of the greater Edmonton area, call the Rural Distress Line at 1.800.232.7288
- To learn more, visit the program website here
Mental Health Help Line
The Mental Health Help Line provides confidential, 24/7 telephone service for crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, referrals to other agencies, and advice about mental health concerns. Call 1.877.303.2642.
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
SART is a team of Registered Nurses who have been specially trained in sexual assault care. Anyone 14 years old or older, of any gender, can access the SART nurses by going to any hospital in the Edmonton region and asking to see a SART nurse. These nurses provide compassionate, confidential, and non-judgmental care to anyone who has been sexually assaulted within the last 7 days. For more information call Health Link at 780.408.LINK(5465) or visit their website.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
The First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line is a 24/7 telephone service providing crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit persons. Support is available in Cree, English, French, Inuktitut/Inuvialuktan, and Ojibway. Call 1.855.242.3310.
LGBTQ Distress Line
Calgary Outlink provides a 24 hour peer support phone line for LGBTQ youth to call for support. This service can be reached Mondays and Thursdays from 6-10PM (MST). To access this support call toll free at 1.877.688.4765.