Monday, December 19, 2016

Supports are available over the holidays

Government of Alberta - A variety of provincial government phone lines will offer support to Albertans over the holidays.

From December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017, programs and resources that affect the health, safety and security of Albertans will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Non-urgent government operations will be closed during this time. Regular service will resume January 3, 2017.

Important phone numbers

During the holidays, people can call to receive help for a variety of emergencies.

For family violence, bullying or abuse, staff is on hand by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 170 languages, or through online chat daily, from noon to 8 p.m.

Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818
Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-KIDS (5437)

The Income Support Contact Centre is available for emergency basic needs assistance at 780-644-5135 in Edmonton and 1-866-644-5135 outside Edmonton. These numbers will be used for Safer Spaces Certificates.

The Mental Health Help Line is available 24/7, offering help to Albertans with mental health concerns at 1-877-303-2642. will feature a list of all services available over the holiday season. You can still use Government of Alberta online systems, but submissions or applications will not be processed until offices reopen Jan. 3, 2017.

Related information:
Alberta Works
Child Abuse
Family Violence
Emergency Women’s Shelters
Youth Emergency Shelters
Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress

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