List of Resources for Students Over the Holidays

This article was written by Sorcha DeHeer

Campus Women’s Centre

The Campus Women’s Centre has been doing some amazing work this semester. From organizing film screenings to support groups, charity drives and vigils, the staff and volunteers deserve all of our gratitude and praise. To keep up to date on everything they are doing, check out their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages. You can also call them at (403) 329-2094. You can also subscribe to their email list which includes a monthly newsletter with resources, events, updates and artist spotlights.  Below are some of the resources they have available right now. 

  1. Bi and Pan Support Group
    1. Bi-monthly (get it) meetings to provide a safe space for folks who identify under the bisexual/pansexual umbrella to discuss challenges they might be facing. Please see our Facebook page for more info and to access the Zoom link.
  2. Digital Peer Support Group 
    1. Drop-in hours have been replaced with scheduled, digital support sessions. We are available to meet with you via Zoom, Messenger, Discord, or whatever method works best for you!
  3. Student Emergency Fund 
    1. Students in need of financial support to make rent, pay bills, get medication, etc, can apply for this micro-bursary. no questions asked.
    2. The application form can be found on their Facebook page. 
  4. Menstrual Product and Pregnancy Test Delivery 
    1. All of the menstrual and sexual health products, as well as pregnancy tests, are available for delivery.

Mental Health Resources

  1. Lethbridge Community Mental Health Clinic 
    1. 200 5 Ave. S. Lethbridge, AB T1J 4L1, Room 103 
    2. (403) 381-5260
  2. Distress and Suicide Prevention Line for Southwestern Alberta
    1.  (403) 327 7905 
    2. Toll-free (1) 888 787 2880
  3. Alberta Mental Health Help Line: (1) 877 303 2642
  4. Canada Suicide Prevention Services
    1. Call 1 833 456 4566 
    2. Text 45645
  5.  Kids Help Phone (ages 5-29) 
    1. 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
    2. Text CONNECT to 686868

Disordered Eating Resources

  1. National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC): provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders. 
    1. https://nedic.ca/ 
    2. Toll-free helpline: 1-866-NEDIC-20
  1. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
    1. https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ 
    2. Online chat
      1. Monday to Thursday 9 am-9 pm ET and Friday 9 am-5 pm ET
    3. Toll-free helpline: 1-800-931-2237 
      1. Monday to Thursday 11 am-9 pm ET and Friday 11 am-5 pm ET
    4. Text: 1-800-931-2237
      1. Pilot hours are Monday-Thursday 3 pm-6 pm ET

Health-Related Resources

  1. Sexual Health Clinic 
    1. 740 4 Ave S Suite 300, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9
    2. (403) 320-0110
  1. Lethbridge Regional Hospital 
    1. 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5
    2. (403) 388-6111
  1. Lethbridge HIV Connection (403) 328-8186
  1. Alberta Health Link 811 

Queer Health Resources 

  1. Visit the Outreach resource page (https://www.outreachsa.org/resources.html) 
    1. For information on Trans health, sexual health, available doctors, mental health. They also offer resources for youth, family and parenting. 
  1. Outreach Trans Support Group
    1. The Trans Support Group is a peer-led social network that seeks primarily to combat the loneliness and isolation often felt by trans people and those journeying with them. Collectively, the Group can provide support, referrals to resources, and a place of ‘community,’ for individuals who are transgender, including gender non-conforming, non-binary, and other gender minorities.
    2. Zoom links and dates can be found on their Facebook page. Any questions can be emailed to info@outreachsa.org or transpeersupport@outreachsa.org. 
  1. See Women’s Centre resources above. 

Addiction Support Resources 

  1. Alcoholics Anonymous (403) 327-8049
  2. Al-Anon (403) 359-2169 or (403) 388-7319
  3. Alberta Gamblers Anonymous-Lethbridge (403) 331-0822
  4. Alberta Addictions Hotline 1-866-332-2322
  5. South Country Treatment Centre (403) 329-8603

Indigenous Specific Resources

  1. Lethbridge Native Women’s Transition Home (403) 329-6506
  2. Metis Nation Local 2003 (403) 328-7828
  3. Opokaa’Sin Early Intervention Society (403) 380-2569
  4. Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society (403) 328-2414
  5. Treaty 7 Urban Housing (403) 327-1995
  6. Hope for Wellness Helpline 1-855-242-3310 

Emergency Resources 

  1. YWCA: provides an emergency shelter and targeted resources
    1. 604 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2K1
    2. (403) 329-0088
  1. Harbour House Women’s Shelter 
    1. Located in the YWCA building 
    2. (403) 320-1881
  1. Streets Alive Mission: provides essential services, clothing, hygiene items and food. 
    1.  323 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9
    2. (403) 320-1159
  1. Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank
    1. 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H7
    2. (403) 320-8779
  1. Lethbridge Food Bank
    1. 1016 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C9
    2. (403) 320-1879
  1. Lethbridge Family Services 
    1. Home Services 
      1. 1410 Mayor Magrath Dr. South #106, Lethbridge, AB  T1K 2R3
      2. 403-317-4624
    2. DaCapo Disability Services
      1. 1107 – 2 Ave. A North, Lethbridge, AB  T1H 0E6
      2. 403-320-9119 
    3. Immigrant Services
      1. 1107 – 2 Ave. A  North, Lethbridge, AB  T1H 0E6
      2. 403-320-1589
    4. Counselling, Outreach and Education 
      1. 1098 – 3 Ave. North, Lethbridge, AB  T1H 0H7
      2. 403-327-5724
  2. Alberta Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-387-5437

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