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Rapid Care Counselling

What can I expect from this service?

The Rapid Care Counselling (RCC) program is a partnership between Kindred and CUPS, providing timely access to mental health services for people with lived experience of homelessness. RCC aims to improve mental health and wellbeing by reducing or eliminating existing barriers to mental health supports. The RCC program is part of Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Homeless Serving System of Care (HSCC), positioned as a critical part of a coordinated continuum of services designed to meet the needs of Calgarians.

Is this service for me?

RCC is for individuals, youth, couples and families who have current or lived experience of homelessness and require mental health supports.

Rapid Care Counselling

How do I access this service?

RCC is delivered on site at HSSC affiliated place-based housing sites across Calgary. Contact the program staff at your site to know when an appointment is available at your location. A virtual option (phone/video) is also available, if preferred.

Do I have to pay for this service?

This is a free service.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information contact our Engagement Team at 403.233.2360 .

Brief Intervention Caregiver Support

Brief Intervention Caregiver Support

What can I expect from this service?

When children are placed into foster or kinship care as a result of an intervention, it is a traumatic event. Brief Intervention Caregiver Support program (BICS) helps in reducing the trauma and toxic stress experienced by children in care. It is a joint initiative between Kindred, carya, and Calgary Counselling Centre. Together we use a comprehensive approach to help caregivers understand the unique needs of children in their care. Caregivers learn about grief and loss, trauma and attachment – and how these factors can contribute to placement disruption.

The BICS clinician partners with caregivers and the Children’s Services case team to develop a plan that will help the caregiver build knowledge, practice skills, and develop personal awareness to create a safe and responsive caregiving environment for the child(ren) in their care.

Is this service for me?

This program is for caregivers who are offering foster and kinship placements in their homes, as well as caregivers working with the Supports for Permanency program.

How do I access this service?

This program can only be accessed through referral by Children’s Services Case Team staff. Please contact your Calgary Region Children’s Services case team for a referral.

Do I have to pay for this service?

This is a free service for caregivers providing care to children in placements with Child and Family Services.

I want to find out more about this service

To access the service, contact your Children’s Services case team. For general inquiries, please contact our intake team at 403.233.2360 .

Children’s Services Counselling (R&E)

What can I expect from this service?

The Referral and Evaluation (R&E) program aims to provide responsive, specialized, and trauma-informed counselling support to families, children, and youth under 18 involved with child intervention services. In collaboration with referring partners from child intervention services, R&E counselling aims to promote resiliency, increase caregiver capacity, support healthy child development, enhance social/emotional well-being, and foster connection within and outside the family system.

Is this service for me?

The R&E program is for families, children, and youth who have current child intervention involvement.

Children’s Services Counselling (R&E)

How do I access this service?

The program can only be accessed by referral from Children’s Services caseworker. Please contact your caseworker for more information.

Do I have to pay for this service?

It is a free service.

I want to find out more about this service

To access the service, contact your Children’s Services case team. For general inquiries, please contact our intake team at 403.233.2360 .

Healthy Babies Network

Healthy Babies Network

What can I expect from this service?

Funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program– Healthy Babies Network provides health provisions, information, and support to member agencies to ensure quality pre- and post-natal care for new mothers in identified underserved populations (adolescents, immigrant, Indigenous) during the pre/post-natal period (0-12 months). Dietitians provide individual nutritional assessment and counselling and provide group workshops on a range of infant health related topics to clients at member agencies.

Is this service for me?

This service is for agencies who works with pregnant and parenting women with children up to the age of 12 months who are at risk of having a low birth weight baby including immigrant women, Indigenous women, adolescent women and women who have had a previous low birth weight baby.

How do I access this service?

For more information about the Healthy Babies Network, call Marie Weingartshofer at 403.205.8551 or marie.weingartshofer@kindred.ca.

Alberta Health Services:
Addiction and Mental Health – Enhanced Services for Women
Well Child Services
Best Beginning
Elbow River Healing Lodge Prenatal Clinic
Postpartum Community Services
Awo-Taan Family Wellness Centre Parent Link
BowWest Community Resource Centre
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre – Refugee Health Program
Calgary Catholic School District – Kara Life Program
Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre
Calgary Regional Home Visitation Collaborative (Healthy Families):
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Children’s Cottage
Closer to Home
Pathways Community Services Association
Carya – Prime Time Program
CUPS Women’s Health Clinic

Elizabeth House
Families Matter:
52nd Street Hub
Pride Parent Link NW Hub
Shaganappi Village
Heart of the North East Family Centre and Parent Link
Hull Services – Patch
Immigrant Services Calgary – Healthy Start Program at Mosaic and Genesis sites
Kindred:
Louise Dean Centre
Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association PCAP program
Native Network Parent Link Centre
North Central Family Support Program
South West Communities Resource Centre
West Central Resource Centre
YWCA Parent Link

Do I have to pay for this service?

This is a free service.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information about the Healthy Babies Network, call Marie Weingartshofer at 403.205.8551 or marie.weingartshofer@kindred.ca.