Access local supports today

People living in Calgary and the surrounding area are well known for stepping up and supporting one another during tough times. But there are times when the support we require goes beyond the capabilities of our friends and neighbours, or we simply don’t know where to turn for help.

Below are a few of the programs and services available to people living in Calgary and the surrounding area, who find themselves facing difficult circumstances and requiring additional support.


Do you need help paying rent or your utilities? Are you worried about where your next meal is going to come from? Calling 2-1-1 connects Calgarians with information and referral services to help you find the right support. 211 is available 24/7 in over 150 languages. For more information, visit

Learn more about 211


9-8-8 is for anyone who is thinking about suicide, or who is worried about someone they know. Connect to a responder to get help without judgement.

Call or text 9-8-8 toll-free, anytime for support in English or French. For more information, visit

Learn more about 988

Government Benefits

If you need added support with basic needs, childcare, rental assistance, affordable housing or more, you may be eligible for municipal, provincial, and federal government benefits.

Find your Government Benefits:

United Way of Calgary and AreaAccess Help