Below is a list of Edmonton community resources that can help you now.
24-Hour Numbers for Emergency Help
Sexual Assault Centre
24-hour Confidential Sexual Assault Crisis Line for anyone affected by sexual violence, or anyone supporting someone affected by sexual violence
First Nation and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Toll-free phone number 1-855-242-3310. Service Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The purpose of the Help Line is to provide immediate culturally competent telephone-based intervention counselling to First Nations and Inuit young people and adults experiencing distress. Counselling is available in English and French, and upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut.
No matter what type of issue a person is dealing with, call if you need someone to listen
Chrysalis Network Counselling
Free, confidential telephone trauma counselling service to women, men, and youth who have been trafficked/exploited for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labour. Ongoing support to sex workers who do not personally identify as trafficked/exploited
Women’s Emergency Accommodation Center (WEAC)
WEAC offers homeless women an emergency place to stay
Get help in an emergency with basic needs like shelter, food, clothing and transportation with supports for fleeing abusive relationship call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
All the information you need on the social, health and government services in your community
ADDAC Recovery Centre
Detoxification centre for adults experiencing physical and psychological withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs
Below are organizations you can call during the day for help with your living situation, health and personal needs.
Helping people toward positive, healthy, and lasting change
E4C offers services for women, men and transgender persons who have experienced effects of sexual exploitation:
Crossroads Outreach, offers safe and non-judgemental respite from the streets through van outreach and a drop-in. Needle exchange is provided. Call for hours.
Short term housing to homeless women and supports to get a home
Boyle McCauley Health Centre
Provides varied and flexible primary health care and health promotion services
This is a program of Boyle McCauley Health Centre
Nutritious meals, information on resources available in the community. You can enjoy rest and respite from the street in a non-judgmental and caring environment.
Open Monday to Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Streetworks Needle Exchange
780 422-7333 ext. 226
Access to clean equipment: clean needles (1 for 1 exchange), alcohol wipes, clean water, condoms, lubrication, vitamins, and first aid supplies if necessary
Women’s Centre for Health
Nurse practitioner and a receptionist provides a walk-in clinic, prenatal care, and STI services to address women’s unique health needs and foster healthy choices and behaviours
Catholic Social Services Safe House Outreach Program
Support, counselling, and advocacy also offers prostitution awareness and one-to-one support to individuals and families affected by sexual exploitation
Elizabeth Fry Society
The Community Resources Program offers one-on-one support, drop-in crisis support, and referrals
Metis Child and Family Services
Help for families with family issues and learning to use community resources, you do not have to have Children’s Services involvement. Project SNUG street outreach
DECSA – Transitions Program
pre-employment and life management skills program to help those who have current or past involvement in the sex trade and would like to move into mainstream employment or education
Boyle Street Community Service, Inner City Victim Services Program
Information and support to access and successfully navigate the Criminal Justice System
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Help for children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, education for the public about sexual violence