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Addiction Services Red Deer
Phone: 403-340-5274     Fax: 403-340-4804
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
Street Address: 104, 4920 51 Street
Red Deer, AB T4N 6K8
E-Mail: reddeer@albertahealthservices.ca
Website: www.albertahealthservices.ca
Counselling services are provided in Olds weekly. Services include assessment, counselling and referral for individuals and family members who are concerned about their alcohol, drug or gambling problems. Visiting services are available in Olds, Sundre, Innisfail, Rocky Mountain House, Sylvan Lake, Lacombe and Ponoka. Services are voluntary, confidential and free of charge, and are available to children, adults, seniors, families or friends.

Al-Anon
Phone: 403-337-3762 (Reg), or 403-559-2356 (Alice)
Website: www.al-anon.alateen.org
Al-Anon is a 12 step support program for friends or relatives of someone drinking problems. Give us a call. Meetings 7:15 pm every Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5022 52 Street, Olds. When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Learn more by attending a confidential meeting in Olds.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 403-556-8091 Becky or 403-507-1768 Gordon
Hours: 8 pm Thursday evenings
Street Address: 5237 – 52 St
Olds, AB
Website: www.calgaryaa.org
Do you think you have a problem with alcohol? Call us. Meetings: every Thursday, 8 pm, hosted by the Olds Evergreen Back Door Group at the 5237 – 52 St. Wheelchair Accessible. Use back door entrance; Big Book format.

Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT
Phone: 403-342-0448     Fax: 403-986-3693
Hours: 2 - 3:30 pm, 3rd Tuesday of the month
Street Address: Sunrise Village, 2nd Floor Lounge
Olds, AB
Website: www.alzheimer.ab.ca
Caring for a person living with Alzheimer's or a related disease is a commendable and busy undertaking. Support groups provide an informal setting where you can rejuvenate, learn new information, and share with others experiencing similar situations. Contact for the support group in Olds is Marie-Anne at 403-227-8741.

Canadian Cancer Society
Phone: 403-347-3662 or 1-888-939-3333     Fax: 403-347-9690
Street Address: #101 - 6751 52 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 1K2
E-Mail: info@cancer.ab.ca
Website: www.cancer.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society is a community-based organization of volunteers and staff who work to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with
cancer. Annual Events:
  • Jail ‘n Bail - October
  • Daffodil Days - March
  • Innisfail Trail Ride - June
  • Relay for Life - June
  • Reach for a Cure - Ongoing Year-Round
The Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta and NWT Division, is a community-based organization of volunteers and staff who work to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Canadian Cancer Society fights for life by: leading research to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, influencing public policy to improve the odds for all Canadians, focusing support programs on the greatest needs of patients and caregivers, engaging more Canadians in the fight against cancers.

Canadian Diabetes Association, Red Deer & District Branch
Phone: 800- 563-0032 toll free or 403-346-4631     Fax: 403-341-3015
Hours: 830 am to 430 pm Monday to Friday
Street Address: 6-5015 48 St
Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9
Website: www.diabetes.ca
The Red Deer Branch Office offers free literature, nutritional handouts, financial support applications, cookbooks, needle disposal service, volunteer opportunities and information on children’s camp programs. Over 3 million Canadians have Diabetes and the complications of this disease are devastating.We lead the Fight Against Diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure.

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre
Phone: 587-796-1611     Fax: 403-343-1738
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday, also 6 - 8 pm on Wednesdays
Street Address: 4911 - 51st Avenue
Olds, AB T4H 1C7
E-Mail: olds@pregnancycare.ca
Website: www.pregnancycare.ca
Compassionate support for women, their partners, and their families. We are a not-for-profit agency that focuses on being available to support those who are facing unexpected pregnancy and related issues. Our trained peer counsellors are here to help you explore all your options: giving you access to accurate information, and allowing you time and space to make your decisions. CAPCC is not a medical facility. We do not perform or refer for abortions.

Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
Phone: 800- 363-2807 toll free or 403-543-1161     Fax: 403-543-1168
Street Address: 12001 44 Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2Z 1G9
E-Mail: admin@cpalberta.com
Website: www.cpalberta.com
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta makes a difference by enriching and supporting the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Through our programs and services and collaborations, we advocate and promote awareness, acceptance, and understanding for persons with disabilities to live, learn and work in the community. Our vision is a life without limits for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Chinook Arch Victims Services Society
Phone: 403-556-6777; 888-551-6777 Toll Free     Fax: 403-556-1540
Street Address: Olds RCMP, 5110 65 Ave
Olds, AB T4H 1L8
E-Mail: michelle.waycott@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Chinook Arch Victims Services is a volunteer non-profit society working in conjunction with the RCMP and the community to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime and tragedy. It is a regional program, which provides services to residents of Bowden, Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Torrington, Water Valley and the rural areas served by Sundre, Olds, and Didsbury detachments.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Phone: 403-556-6981
Street Address: 4512 - 46 Street
Olds, AB T4H 1R5
E-Mail: kdoyle@olds.ca
Website: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/volunteer/
The objective of the CVITP is to help eligible individuals who are not able to prepare their income tax and benefit returns by themselves. The CVITP is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations. The organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare tax returns for individuals who have low income and a simple tax situation.

Didsbury Caregiver Support Group
Phone: 403-335-7285
Hours: Last Monday of the month, from 3 - 4:15 pm
Street Address: Aspen Ridge Lodge, 1100 20 Ave
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0
E-Mail: sharon.wagner@ahs.ca
Website: www.albertahealthservices.ca
Share the laughter and the tears, the heartaches and the fears. Monthly support groups provide information, education and support for family caregivers. Group meets in the Dining Room. Facilitator: Sharon Wagner, Mental Health

Money Mentors
Phone: 1-888-294-0076
Hours: Monday to Thursday 8 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
E-Mail: info@moneymentors.ca
Website: www.moneymentors.ca
Exclusive provider of the Orderly Payment of Debts (OPD)program in Alberta, an option to bankruptcy. Offering unbiased solutions to provide immediate and long term relief from financial stress.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Phone: 403-346-0290     Fax: 403-341-3955
Hours: 830 am to 430 pm Monday to Friday
Street Address: 105, 4807 50 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 4A5
E-Mail: info.centralalberta@mssociety.ca
Website: www.mssociety.ca/centralalberta
The MS Society is a non profit organization dedicated to providing leadership in finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Phone: 587-890-9706
Street Address: 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd
Calgary, AB T2C 3G3
Website: www.muscle.ca
Muscular Dystrophy Canada's mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders through information, support, education, advocacy, and equipment.

Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: 403-991-3427 or 403-979-2440 or 1-877-463-3537
E-Mail: p.i.chair@chinookna.org
Website: www.chinookna.org
Chinook area of Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit, self-supporting fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean by following the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous. Visit the website for an updated list of meetings.

Olds & District Hospice Society
Phone: 403-586-9992
Street Address: 6700 - 46 Street
Mailing Address: Box 70026, Olds, AB T4H 3Z0
E-Mail: hospice.olds@gmail.com
Website: www.oldshopsice.com
The mission of the Olds & District Hospice Society is to provide quality, compassionate care in a home like setting for those facing death by offering physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and educational support to individuals, their families and community at the end of life and during bereavement. Our focus is to increase awareness, education and understanding of Hospice Palliative Care and to support hose who face end-of-life. Please contact us if you have any questions or would be interested in volunteering.

Olds Visually Impaired Support Group
Phone: 403-556-8791
Hours: Meetings: 1:30 pm every 2nd Tuesday
Street Address: Sunrise Village, 5600 Sunrise Crescent
Olds, AB
Website: www.cnib.ca
Helps people sustain their courage and independence through community-based peer support and education. We review new research on eye conditions, and have frequent input from the CNIB and occasionally host speakers on various unrelated topics of interest. No meetings in January, July, or August.

Overeaters Anonymous
Phone: 403-556-8820
Street Address: 5402 - 43 Street
Olds, AB T4H1B5
Website: http://www.overeatersanonymous.org
Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting our own contributions,neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement,ideology or religious doctrine;we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta - Red Deer Chapter
Phone: 403-342-5760 or 403-556-6557
Street Address: 4811 48 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T2
Website: www.schizophrenia.ab.ca
This organization offers assistance and support to people suffering from Schizophrenia and other mental illnesses and support to families who have a loved one suffering from a severe mental illness.

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