Urgent Resources

If you or someone you know is in danger and needs first responder help, please call 9-1-1.

When unsure or in doubt, start by dialling 2-1-1, or call (Edmonton region) 1-888-482-4696.

Edmonton Police Services non-emergency line: (780) 423-4567

Crisis Helplines

If you or someone you know is in crisis, or needs listening and support, please try the following helplines:

Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton Region 24/7 Distress Line (CMHA)

  • Greater Edmonton Region Telephone (24/7): (780) 482-HELP (4357)
  • Rural Distress Line: 1-800-232-7288
  • Brite Line is a 2SLGBTQIA+ specific phoneline in Edmonton (24/7): 1-844-702-7483

Kids Help Phone

Youthspace.ca (Victoria, BC)

Youthline.ca (Ontario)

Trans Lifeline

Did you know that the Pride Centre of Edmonton is one of several Drop-In Single Session Counselling sites? Please ask us about how you can see an Intern Therapist at the Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays for additional support.

Provincial Resources

Local Resources

Sexual Assault and Family Violence

Emergency Shelters

Trans Affirming

Emergency Shelters

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters is an ambassador for women’s shelters in Alberta, providing support to members and leadership to leverage the collective knowledge: informing solutions to end domestic violence.

Lurana Shelter Society provides safety for victims and their children, empowers women and children, and works toward social change through education and advocacy.

Urgent Needs Supports

Boyle Street Community Services has been working in the inner city of Edmonton since 1971 to serve, support, and empower people to take control of their lives and escape the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Boyle McCauley Health Centre provides interdisciplinary, team-based, integrated, comprehensive, and person-centred primary health care for vulnerable Edmontonians with complex needs.

Working with communities, the Bissell Centre empowers people to move from poverty to cultural, social and economic prosperity.

Edmonton’s Food Bank collects surplus and donated food for distribution, free of charge, to people in need in our community, while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.

Diversion and Housing Supports

Homeward Trust is a not-for-profit organization committed to ending homelessness in our city.

Capital Region Housing is the largest provider of social and near-market housing in the Edmonton area.

E4C exists with the singular goal of helping move vulnerable people toward positive, healthy and lasting change.

HomeED provides affordable mixed-income housing for the citizens of Edmonton. Rental properties include apartments and townhomes throughout Edmonton.

Right At Home Housing Society provides a range of affordable housing solutions to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families throughout the city of Edmonton.

Rainbow Manor provides housing affirming housing for 2SLGBTQ+ adults, with priority going to queer and trans people who are at risk of homelessness or currently facing homelessness.

Employment and Financial Support

Alberta Supports helps people find and apply for social and family support.

  • Emergency Financial Assistance is available for unexpected emergencies through the Emergency Needs Allowance.

Distinctive Employment Counselling Services of Alberta (DECSA) is a non-profit organization that helps Albertans obtain skills, pursue further education, and become gainfully employed.

Elizabeth Fry Society is a non-profit organization uniquely focused on delivering gender-specific support.

Bredin Centre for Learning provides responsive services that empower and connect people to fully contribute to their communities through creative pathways to education and employment.

When unsure or in doubt, start by dialling 2-1-1, or call (Edmonton region) 1-888-482-4696.

If you or someone you know is in danger and needs first responder help, please call 9-1-1.

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