Other Canadian John Howard Society Locations
John Howard Society of Canada
John Howard Society of Alberta
Edmonton John Howard Society
John Howard Society of British Columbia
John Howard Society of Manitoba
John Howard Society of Saskatchewan
John Howard Society of Ontario
John Howard Society of New Brunswick
Basic Needs - Social Assistance - Financial Support
Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry (Social Services)
Families may be able to access income related support or help with other basic needs and/or employment related support or training. After hours service for emergency basic needs is also available
Social Service Offices in Calgary:
Calgary South/Central – Downtown
Address: 1021 - 10th Ave SW
Phone: 403- 297-2094
Address: 1816 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary South (Fisher Park)
#100, 6712 Fisher St. SE
Calgary East (Radisson)
Address: 525 - 28th St. SE
AISH(Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped)
Address: #500, 1520 - 4th St. SW
After Hours Emergency Social Assistance: Weekends and after 4:30pm Phone: 1-866-644-5135
Inn From The Cold
Temporary overnight shelter; priority given to families. Provides shelter, hot dinner, breakfast and bag lunches.
Address: #106, 110 - 11th Ave. S.E. Phone: 403-263-8384 Website: www.innfromthecold.org
Calgary Housing Company
Provides subsidized and affordable housing for low-income households
Address: 1701 Centre Street N.
Red Cross Community Housing Support Program
Provides one time assistance to low-income families and individuals who are currently homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Will assist with rent, damage deposit or utilities.
Address: 1305 – 11th Ave SW
Phone: 403- 541-6119
Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank
Can provide food hampers up to 6 times per year. Self referrals preferred; after three hampers must be
referred by a community agency.
Address: 5000 - 11th St. SE
Calgary Inter-Faith Furniture
Can provide furniture and household items; people can work for furniture or have items donated but would need referral through a community agency.
Address: 635 -35th Ave NE
Salvation Army Community and Family Services (Thrift Stores)
Can provide clothing and household items through local Thrift Stores – vouchers given depending on circumstances.
Women In Need
Can provide basic needs through Free Goods Referral Program and Thrift Stores and family support through their Family Resource Centre.
Address: #1, 3525 - 26th Ave SE
Metis Calgary Family Services
Can provide a balanced holistic spectrum of services to Aboriginal children and families.
Address: 19 Erinwoods Dr. SE
Provides a safe place to access any type of help needed; peer support, drop-in services, and programming
defined by client need. Legal advice is provided by appointment.
Address: 646 - 1st Ave NE
CUPS Community Health Centre
Provision of health care, education and social services for low income individuals and families.
Address: 128 – 7th Ave SE
Alex Community Health Centre
Provides a wide spectrum of health services, basic needs and counselling to low income and homeless individuals and families.
Address: Suite 101, 1318 Centre St. North
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
Provides 24 hour urgent care health and mental health services.
Address: 1213 - 4th St. SW
Phone Health Link for more info: 403-943-5465
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
Adult Counselling and Prevention Services; individual and group counselling and programs. For quick access
to addiction treatment, individuals can drop in at AADAC Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm. for general
intake and assessment.
Address: Second Floor, 1177 – 11th Ave SW
AADAC Help Line (24 hours toll free): 1-866-332-2322
Renfrew Recovery Centre
Provides residential detoxification service for individuals with addictions (3-5 days); voluntary admissions to
attend intake between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. daily.
Address: 1611 Remington Rd NE
Elbow River Healing Lodge
Provides increased access to safe and culturally appropriate primary health and mental health care.
Address: Suite 216, 906 - 8th Ave SW
Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women
Provides residential, outpatient and day treatment options for women with addiction issues.
Address: 610 – 25th Ave SW
www.lawline.legalaid.ab.ca - Law Line is a non-traditional law office which provides “unbundled” legal services via toll free telephone to Albertans