The following is a list of community resources that may assist you and your family during this unprecedented time. The list includes mental health hotlines, emotional support resources, access to financial assistance programs/information, several grocery stores that are currently offering online/delivery services, etc.
The Government of Canada as well as the Government of Alberta are also taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the Government of Canada and/or the Government of Alberta websites for up to date information.
Catholic Family Support
The Catholic Family Service is offering rapid access counselling. You can have a supportive, change-focused conversation to help with a challenge you may be facing right now. For more information, visit booksinglesession.cfs-ab.org or review their client referral sheet.
Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids
Families with school aged children and who are in need of food can visit bb4ck.org/help to register for a $30 gift card for each K-12 student in their household. They can also visit the Food Finder YYC website or call Brown Bagging directly at 403-264-7979 for more information.
Downtown West Curbside Brown Bag Lunch Pickup
The Downtown West Community Association is offering free curbside brown bag lunch pickup every day Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus' main entrance (this is located on the corner of 8th Ave and 8th Street).
Momentum Community Helpline
Momentum is now offering a free employment helpline that offers rapid, short-term employment support if you have lost your job because of the COVID-19 pandemic or current economic downturn. They can support resume and cover letter creation, interview preparation and one-on-one job coaching. For more information, visit their website or call 403-204-6194.