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Social Services Support for COVID-19

Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.

Government of Alberta

COVID-19 supports for Albertans

Immediate relief for Albertans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic:

Income Support/AISH

If you are already an Income Support or AISH client, contact your Income Support Worker.
If you aren't receiving Income Support, you can still apply.
Call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at: 1-877-644-9992
TTY toll-free: 1-800-232-7215 (ask to speak to Alberta Supports)

Government of Canada

Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits

FCSS Community Links

Okotoks Family Resource Centre

High River FCSS Resource Centre
Foothills County Community Resources
Foothills County FCSS Coordinator:  T: 403-603-6229  E: mdfcss@foothillscountyab.ca

Distress Centre

Free Distress Counselling - 24 Hour Support
This service is free and offered in more than 200 languages
403-266-HELP (4357) | Hearing Impaired: 403-543-1967


Find an entire network of community, social, health and government services: food, shelter and/or transportation, financial support to help pay utility bills, rent and/or damage deposit, find metal health and addictions support, information on goverment programs andphone numbers, where to go for legal support, volunteer for an organization, donation of furnitre and/or clothing, concerned about a friend or family member, and much more.
24 Hour Support | Dial 211 | Visit ab.211.ca for a list of all services

Food Banks

High River - Salvation Army Food Bank
Family Services/Thrift Store
119 Centre Street SE
Phone: 403-652-2195

Okotoks - Okotoks Interfaith Food Bank

Turner Valley - District Food Bank Association

Mental Health Supports

Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19

COMHS - Centre For Online Mental Health Support