Need Help?

Looking for help? Below are a list of local agencies who’s mandates are to provide services and resources for those in need.

SACA also has a number of volunteers willing to help out neighbours in need. To learn more about SACA’s Helping Hands and new supports in place to assist those most impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic please CLICK HERE.

With offices is both Ranchlands and Bowness,
BowWest improves access to resources for those in need. Serving the residents of northwest Calgary, BowWest connects individuals and families in need with education, referrals and support. Our programs lead people and communities to positive change.
To learn more about the services provided by Bow West please visit: or call 403-374-0448

With 40 program offerings for individuals and families, Carya provide’s a full spectrum of interactive counseling and development services for people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and their support network. Our highly skilled team encourages more than 40,000 Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.
To learn more about Carya and their programs and services please visit or call 403-269-9888

The Distress Centre Calgary provides compassionate, accessible crisis support that enhances the health, well-being and resiliency of individuals in distress. The Distress Centre does not define crisis, they do not judge. Anyone can call them day or night at 403.266.HELP (4357)
You can learn more about the Distress Centre by visiting

Immmigrant Services Calgary is now offering settlement support at Crowfoot Library (8665 Nose Hill Dr. NW).
Mondays 1:00-4:00 P.M. / Thursdays 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Our multilingual counselors provide one-on-one information and referral services to immigrants and newcomers. They can provide information on different topics such as government benefits, childcare subsidy, job search, taxes, and community resources, as well as provide assistance with completing the necessary applications.
Appointments are recommended:
-For Monday appointments, call Gelayol at 403-705-8890 or by email at
-For Thursday appointments, call Irina at 403-538-8350 or by email at
For more information, please download their info sheet by clicking here.

Home-Start is a free in-home support program for families with young children in Calgary. The Home-Start program is one of many community programs offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.
Home-Start is a unique program in that it is facilitated by caring, committed volunteers with parenting experience and a heart for families with young children. Volunteers offer friendship and practical support to a family for 2-4 hours per week. The relationships built and support offered make a huge difference in strengthening families!

The Bowness Club is a safe place that helps build a positive sense of self through supportive adult mentors and engaging activities that challenge and enrich the mind, body and spirit of each member. Club programs focus on building life skills, and social and emotional competencies. To learn more please visit:

Last updated July 12, 2020