Additional resources

If you are in immediate danger or an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

These list provides phone numbers and websites about the following areas:


  • Health Link (24 hours)
    Advice and information provided by registered nurses.
  • Poison Control (24 hours)
  • Strathcona Health Centre
    Health services for individuals, children and families including community health nursing, immunization services, dental health, speech and language services and neurodevelopmental assessments.

Mental health

  • Mental Health Crisis Helpline (24 hours)

  • CASA
    Provides mental health assessment and treatment to infants, preschoolers and school age children.

  • Alberta Health Services Mental Health - Adult Intake Services (24 hours)
    Access 24/7 

  • Family and Community Services
    2nd Floor, East Wing Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
    Counselling ServicesCounselling Groups

Abuse or violence (emotional, physical, financial, sexual)

  • Child Abuse Hotline (24 hours)
    If you know of or see child abuse, you must report it by law.
  • A Safe Place (24 hours)
    24-hour crisis line: 780-464-7233
    Office: 780-464-7232
    Up to 21 days free accommodation, support and services for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
  • Kids Kottage (24 hours)
    Crisis line: 780-944-2888
    Office: 780-448-1752
    Free emergency care for children up to age 11 for families experiencing crisis. Up to 72 hours care and follow-up support and programs.
  • Provincial Abuse Helpline 
    1-855-4HELPAB (443-5722)
    Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Report child or adult abuse or neglect. Support, resources, services and referrals. 
  • SAFFRON Sexual Assault Centre, Strathcona County
    Counselling for people of all ages impacted by sexual assault, abuse or violence, including individual, play, group and art therapy. Sliding scale fees.
  • Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (24 hours)
    24 hour crisis intervention and free, trauma-informed counselling, court support, diversity and inclusion, and public education services for victims (3+) of sexual assault and their families.
  • Victim Services (24 hours)
    Support and referrals for victims, families, individuals and witnesses of crimes and trauma.Victim Services
  • Family Violence Information Line (24 hours)
    Toll free 780-310-1818
  • Bullying Help Line (24 hours)
    Providing support and resources for people being bullied or witnessing bullying.

Drugs and alcohol

  • Alberta Health Services (24 hours)
    24 hour crisis line dealing with alcohol, drugs, gambling and tobacco.

Food and nutrition

  • Strathcona Food Bank
    Providing food hampers to Strathcona County residents in need.
  • WECAN Food Basket
    Provides three cuts of fresh meat, three kinds of seasonal fruit and three kinds of seasonal veggies for $25 ($10 for produce, $15 for meat).This service is for anyone and is a significant discount from major grocery stores.
  • Canada Food Banks 
    Provides food hampers to those in need.

Pregnancy and parenting

  • La Leche League
    Breastfeeding information and support.
  • Terra Centre for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
    Free confidential programs and services for pregnant and parenting mothers and fathers.
  • New Moms Network
    New Moms Network
    Sessions for women to connect with other new moms and learn about their child's health and development. Available in Edmonton and the surrounding communities.
  • Strathcona County Parent Link
    Provides parent education, programs, family support, early learning, information and referral services for families with children 0 to 6 years old.
    Parent Link
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities
    FSCD Program
    Strengthen families' abilities to promote your child's healthy development and activity participation.
  • Early Childhood Intervention Program
    Strathcona County Early Intervention Program  
    ECI Program
    Alberta Health Services Information
    Provides support ,education and information to families of children with developmental concerns or disabilities, including attention, movement, feeding, speech, hearing and interaction with others.
  • Robin Hood Association
    Home-based, family-centred support services for families with a child experiencing delays in development.

Income, benefits and subsidies

  • Alberta Child Health Benefit
    Alberta Child Health Benefit
    Benefits covering children's health expenses for families with low incomes.
  • Emergency Income Support Contact Centre (24 hours)
    Income Support
    Help in emergencies for basic needs like food, clothing, shelter and transportation.
  • Recreation Access Program (Everybody Gets to Play)
    Everybody Gets to Play
    Increasing access to recreation services for residents who have a limited income, with opportunities for drop-in and registered programs.

Affordable services

  • Alberta Supports
    Working together to support you and your family. Information and application for programs, support and services.Alberta Supports
  • Strathcona County Family and Community Services
    Providing a variety of services for individuals and families, including counselling, subsidized transit and recreation, support, programs and more.​​​​​​​Affordable services
  • Strathcona County Community Mediation Society
    Mediated conflict resolution for Strathcona County residents.
  • Legal Aid Alberta
    Legal services at reduced cost to low-income persons in need of assistance with legal matters.
  • McMan Youth Family and Community Services Association
    Providing family intervention, foster care, group care, family counselling, mediation, parenting groups, homes visits, family education and support to get you where you want to be.
  • Goodwill
    Affordable, gently-used clothing and merchandise.
  • County Clothes-Line
    Affordable, gently-used clothing and merchandise. Health Services

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Last updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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