Given recent updates from the City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, the Outlink office will be closed until further notice.
While there will be some adjustments in how we deliver our regular peer support services, we know that our community needs support now more than ever. Please know that while we may be physically distant, we are not alone.
Just because we are out of office, that doesn't mean we can't still connect. Our staff and volunteers will continue to be available for one on one and group support sessions. Even if just for a friendly check in, we'd love to hear from you - maybe share in a cup of tea.
As always, you can reach us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through DM on any of our social media platforms (facebook, instagram, twitter). Our email address also works for google hangouts. While our office phone is out of reach, our staff cell phone (587-917-6459) is accessible to call or text. We can also be available for video chat through the above channels as well as through Zoom.
We will be setting up a number of group meetings and hangouts through video conferencing, details of wof which are best found on our facebook page.
While you are of course welcome to reach out at any time, please note that we are a small team and might not be able to respond to all messages immediately - especially those sent outside of working hours. Know though that we are thinking of you and will get back to you as soon as we can!
If you are struggling and need further support, the Distress Centre can be reached by phone 24/7 at 403-266-4357 or by online chat available at www.distresscentre.com. Please be patient as this situation has made it difficult to have full coverage on the lines and they may be busy.
Our friends at the Centre for Sexuality are also offering counselling sessions by phone. Please visit their website to find out how to connect with a counselor: https://www.centreforsexuality.ca/programs-workshops/counselling/
To connect with other resources in Calgary, contact 211 by phone text or chat: www.ab.211.ca
For more information about COVID-19, the situation across the province, what measures are being taken, and how you can help care for yourself and your communities, visit the Government of Alberta webpage https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.
Calgary Outlink is a community-based, not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, education, outreach, and referrals for the LGBTQ2IA+ and allied community in Calgary, Alberta.
Please feel free to browse our website or get in contact with us for more information.
Mission: Calgary Outlink is a hub that promotes support and community connectedness for all gender and sexually diverse people.
Vision: Calgary Outlink envisions a welcoming gender and sexually diverse community that fosters unity and resilience among its members.
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We value collaboration and work alongside our many community partners to provide the LGBTQ2S+ community in Calgary with a wide range of supports and services.
Empowerment is at the core of our work and we strive to provide opportunities for leadership, education and personal growth to our service users, volunteers and community members at large.
Our community is a network of staff, volunteers, board members, partners, and society members who come together and share their unique skills and talents. Because of this, we are able to host a number of different community programs for Calgarians. These programs and others are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, private donors, funders, and community partners.
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