Counsellors Corner

As we move into the summer months here are some community supports families can access.

Provincial Supports: (emergency isolation support, utility payment deferral, student loan repayment deferral)  https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx

Federal Supports: (unemployment insurance, emergency support benefit, increased Canada child tax benefit, etc.)  www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#

Food Support: Turner Valley Food Bank: call 403-612-1291 or www.oilfieldsfoodbank.com

Employment Support: MCG Careers and Employment Centre: (403) 995-4377 (Okotoks) (403) 601-2660 (High River)

Navigating Supports:

The Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Center can help connect you with the right supports for financial challenges, coping difficulties, grief, addictions, family issues, support groups and more 403-995-2626 or familyresources@okotoks.ca . They also provide school support with a deadline to register typically the end of August.

Foothills Children’s Wellness Network & Youth Branch https://www.foothillsnetwork.ca/about/

Parenting Support:

McMan Family Resource Network okotoksfrn@mcmancalgary.ca

Greater Foothills Family Centre gffc@highriver.ca

Emotional Supports:

Calgary Distress Center (24 hours): 403-266-4357

Calgary Distress Center Web Chat (3 pm-10 pm): www.distresscenter.com

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868     or Kids Help Phone Text: Text CONNECT to 686868

Rowan House: 403-652-3311 (call or text)

Access Mental Health: 1-844-943-1500