The city of Calgary, AB has countless social programs to help you with any problem or unforeseen situation you may have. From the death of a family member, the bad behavior of the children, financial problems, family violence, etc. Call 2-1-1 by phone and you will have access to a whole network of community, social and governmental services. The calls are answered by information professionals and reference specialists who are trained to assess the needs of the caller and forward it to the most appropriate resources. This service is offered in more than 200 languages, just say the language you prefer to speak when you are answered.
211 is free, confidential, multilingual (Spanish) and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service dialling 211 is available in the cities of Calgary, Cochrane, Chestermere, High River and Red Deer.
211 Calgary is a joint initiative of the Distress Center, the City of Calgary (Family & Community Support Services) and the United Way of Calgary.
Find information on:
• Financial and social assistance
• Help finding housing
• Feeding programs
• Services for the elderly
• Programs for parents and family
• Assistance with government program
• Support services for the disabled
• Volunteer organizations
• Support services for new arrivals
• Mental health support