I Need Help Now

Below is a list of Edmonton community resources that can help you now.

24-Hour Numbers for Emergency Help

Sexual Assault Crisis Line

24-hour confidential crisis line for anyone affected by sexual violence or those supporting someone affected by sexual violence.

First Nation and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

24-hour help line providing immediate and culturally competent telephone-based intervention counselling to First Nations and Inuit people experiencing distress. Counselling is available in English and French, and upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut.

Suicide/Distress Line


Call if you need someone to listen, no matter what type of issue a person is dealing with.

Chrysalis Network Counselling

Free, confidential trauma counselling service for women, men, and youth who have been trafficked/exploited for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labour. Also provides ongoing support to sex workers who do not personally identify as trafficked or exploited.

Women’s Emergency Accommodation Center (WEAC)

WEAC offers homeless women an emergency place to stay.

Income Support

24-hour help with basic needs (food, clothing, and transportation) in an emergency and supports for fleeing abusive relationships.

Community Referrals

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.

Day-time Help:

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 the following 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. 

Elizabeth House

Short-term housing for women experiencing homelessness and support to find a home.

Boyle McCauley Health Centre

Provides varied and flexible primary health care and health promotion services.

Kindred House

(Monday to Friday; 12:00-5:00pm)

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.

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 provide 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 (Children’s Services involvement not required). 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