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COVID-19 Support for Families

Listed below are resources for your family to access in these difficult times:

Alberta Health Services - Text4Hope

An Alberta-based innovation, Text4Hope is an evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours a pandemic might be expected to provoke. Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency. Community members simply subscribe to receive ongoing supportive content. There is no cost.

2-1-1 Alberta Services

Scroll to the bottom of the page of this link to find information for various distress and crises lines available in different jurisdictions around the province.

City of Red Deer COVID-19 Updates

Learn more about the City of Red Deer’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how you are impacted.

Alberta Health Services

Information for Albertans and health professionals about COVID-19.

Province of Alberta

Discover how Alberta is taking action to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Government of Canada

Information about Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Kids Help Phone

Canada’s 24/7 national service offering professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people.

Call 1-800-668-6868

Mental Health Help Line

If you are struggling with mental health issues.

Call 1-877-303-2642

Centre for Online Mental Health Support

New program out of the University of Alberta providing three-to-five-day programs offering mental health advice and support.

Click HERE for more information

Anxiety Canada

Struggling with anxiety during this time of uncertainty? You’re not alone.

Click HERE for more information

Family Support for Children with Disabilities

Regardless of who you are or where you live, COVID-19 is affecting all Albertans practically, financially and emotionally. Community Social Services knows that the current situation can be particularly hard on families who rely on programs and services for support.

Learn More Here

We understand that there are caring individuals in every community who are impacting the lives of children who have special needs. We want to support your efforts by offering opportunities to learn information that you can use straight away.