Peer Support Services for Abused Women is a non-profit society whose mandate is to provide a support system for women who have experienced abuse or are at risk of experiencing abuse. They are committed to providing support, resources and referrals to women and children affected by domestic abuse. Trained volunteers facilitate community-based peer support in co-operation with participants. Self-directed change and independence are fostered in a caring and safe environment. All women and children are welcome regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
The primary sexual assault and sexual abuse crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. CCASA provides specialized and individualized services to address the needs of sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors, their significant others, and the broader community. CCASA provides safe, accessible, professional services, for people of all races, abilities, religions, sexual orientations.
Provides 24-hour support, free crisis counseling and resource referral services to Calgary and the surrounding area. The agency is built around the belief that anyone can experience crisis. It’s not up to us to define what the crisis is—it’s different for everyone. We don’t judge. We’re here to listen and connect you with the help you need.
Everyone has a right to help when they need it. To ensure support is accessible and available, we offer services 24 hours a day, free of charge. Our programs act as a gateway to professional help, peer support or a network of social agencies. Whatever the problem may be, a call to Distress Centre is often a first step towards a solution.
Enhanced Services for Women (ESW) provides special prevention and treatment services for women who are pregnant or at risk of becoming pregnant and are using alcohol and/or other drugs. ESW counsellors work closely with each woman in caring for her unique physical and emotional health needs, linking her with appropriate health and social service agencies and community groups.
Provides healing and harmony to the Aboriginal community through a variety of avenues, covering everything from programs that prevent youth recruitment into street gangs, family and community wellness programming to legal education, national health campaigns, video production and community-based research, while establishing a province-wide presence through an extensive network of regional and branch offices.