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You are loved. You deserve a life of hope and healing.

Next Step Ministries: 587-434-1381

NSM aims to be a supportive resource and to collaborate with you in meeting your goals. We know you have unique strengths and needs, and we seek to respect, honor, and value who you are. We’d love to connect with you. Contact our outreach coordinator, Katiera, by phone at 587-434-1381 or email at katiera@nextstepministries.ca. Please leave a message if needed, and we’ll get back as soon as we can.

Contact Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-833-900-1010

Part of their mission is to connect people who are at risk or need immediate help with local resources who are ready to help them. If you are walking through sexual exploitation, currently being exploited, looking to exit or get help their website also includes links to support groups ready to help you.

Contact hours: 24/7

ACT Alberta (The Action Coalition on Human Trafficking): 780-474-1104

ACT Alberta coordinates services for victims of trafficking, engages and educates the public, researches human trafficking, manages an emergency victims fund,  and helps develop policies provincially and nationally.

Contact hours: 24/7

Distress Centre: 403-266-4357

Distress Calgary Centre ensures everyone has a place to turn to in a time of crisis by providing 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling and referrals – all at no cost. It’s not up to us to define what the crisis is–it’s different for everyone. They don’t judge. They’re here to listen and connect you with the help you need.

Contact hours: 24/7


Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line: 1-866-9255-4419

The Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society has created a 24 hour phone support for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential School experience and their families.

Contact hours: 24/7

Bear Clan Patrol Mohkinstsis Calgary: 403-608-2401

The concept behind Bear Clan Patrol is community people working with the community to provide personal security in the inner city in a non-threatening, non-violent and supportive way. 

Calgary Police Service, Counter Exploitation Unit: 403-428-8585

The Counter Exploitation Unit (VICE) was created to help those who are involved in the sex trade and need immediate help. If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 or call the vice hotline number at 403-428-2356 or by email at vice@cps.org. If you are looking to exit the trade, please call 403-428-8585 to contact the Counter Exploitation Unit.


Alberta Health Services Addiction Treatment Centre: 403-297-4664
Calgary Adult Addiction Services Treatment Centre: 403-367-5000

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence: 1-866-403-8000


Her Voice: Letters from Fellow Survivors

“Dear sweet, precious, innocent little me,

I’m writing you this letter to encourage you never to give up. There will be time in your life where you will be so scared, backed into a corner and having that feeling of just wanting God to take your soul, begging in fact or hoping someone would just come help. No one ever did. The pain you felt in your heart and the desperation crippling. Little me, have Faith. You are loved.

I know you looked in the mirror and saw nothing but a worthless woman, not lovable, and unworthy of anything good in life. You hurt others on purpose sometimes, so that you would feel pain in return. Your mistakes do not define you. You’re not the horrible person that you keep telling yourself over and over. The voices in your head, they scream mean and awful things. Do not listen to them. They tell you to hurt yourself and do bad things to yourself, because you deserve to be punished. This is not true. You are loved. Have faith. Good things are coming.

Dear sweet precious little me. It’s not your fault. You didn’t know any better. Do not give up. One day you will wake up and run away. Run away from people who hurt you and do not deserve your love. You will choose to better your life then let addictions take yours. You’ll choose light over darkness. Happiness over despair. You’ll head in a direction that will lead you to another better direction and so on and so on. You will feel alone. And at times you will be alone. But there is light at the end of this very long tunnel. A journey if you will of self-discovery.

Little me. Be courageous have faith and be wise. Do not get discouraged. You got this. Don’t ever give up. And trust. He’s got you.

Love, ME”