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Victim resources - Assault, harassment and threats

No one has the right to harm you or cause you to live in fear. Physical assault, harassment and threats are criminal actions - if you've suffered any of these, please report it to the police.

Community resources

Connect (Family & Sexual Abuse Network)
24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • One phone call connects you to Calgary’s network of services and support.
  • Provides access to comprehensive services and support for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual abuse.

Supports for Albertans Fleeing Abuse - Alberta Works
24-hour line: 1-866-644-5135

  • Albertans in abusive situations can get help 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Alberta Works.
  • If eligibility criteria are met, funding is available to help people get to safety, set up a new household or start a new life.

Counselling resources for adults

The Distress Center
24-hour crisis line: 403-266-HELP (4357)

  • 24-hour information and support.
  • Access to free counseling services for individuals, groups and families.

Calgary Counselling Centre
Telephone: 403-691-5991 (business hours)

  • Long term counseling for individuals, families or couples.

Eastside Family Counseling Centre
24-hour crisis line: 403-269-9699
Telephone:: 403-299-9696
Address: 255, 495 36 St. N.E., Northgate Mall

  • No fee - immediate walk-in counseling for youth, individuals and families.
  • Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Telephone: 403-263-4414

  • Professional, culturally-sensitive counselling for immigrant women and their families who are experiencing transition challenges, relationship problems, abuse and trauma.

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society - Senior Connect
24-hour seniors' help line: 403-264-7700
Telephone: 403-266-6200

  • Helps seniors who might be at risk to connect to community support services that help them to live safely and independently in their homes.

Kerby Elder Abuse Line
24-hour crisis line: 403-705-3250

  • 24-hour crisis line with access to the Elder Abuse Response Team and Kerby Rotary House Shelter.

Counselling resources for children and youth

Kids Help Phone
24-hour crisis line: 1-800-688-6868

  • 24-hour online and counseling available for those 5-20 years old.

24-hour crisis line: 1-403-264-8336 (TEEN)

  • 24-hour information and support for teens.
  • Peer support 5 - 10 p.m. daily, online or over the phone.

Alberta Children's Hospital - Child Abuse Service
Telephone: 403-955-5959

  • Treatment for children 0-12 who have been abused or at risk for being abused.

Safety resources

Sherriff King - Safety Planning
24-hour crisis line: 403-266-0707

Bully-Free Alberta

Police and Community Awareness Program (PCAP)

  • Alerts residents in Calgary and surrounding rural areas to important situations such as criminal acts occurring in their area.

Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security: Crime Prevention

Calgary Police Crime Prevention Team
Telephone: 403-428-8150

  • Crime mapping is available on the CPS homepage. Shows crime data within the last six months in every community of Calgary.

Resources for court appearances

Victim Assistance Support Team - Court Support Program
Telephone: 403-428-8398

  • Providing information on the criminal justice system; court updates; court orientation and court accompaniment for families of homicide victims, as well as witnesses subpoenaed to testify at preliminary hearings or trial.

Child Witness Court Preparation Court Program
Telephone: 403-289-8385

  • Providing tools and resources to help children and teens prepare for their day in court.

Calgary Crown Prosecutor’s Office - Public Assistance Unit
Telephone: 403-297-3912 / 403-297-4193

  • Providing information on court proceedings to victims and witnesses during the Criminal Justice process. We liaise between the witnesses and the crown prosecutors as they are unable to communicate directly.