Support Groups/Services

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Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 403-625-2137
Location: Call for meeting location
Description: An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Nonprofessional, self-supporting, non-denominational, multiracial, apolitical and available everywhere.

Al-Anon (Wednesday Freedom Family Group)
Phone: 403-625-4317
Contact: Nina Travis
Location: 126 – 52 Ave West @ St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
Hours: 8pm every Thurs.
Description: Al-Anon is a recovery program. Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strengths, and hope in order to solve common problems relating to alcoholism. Anonymity of all members is of extreme importance.
Canadian Cancer Society/Support
Phone: 403-625-4573
Contact: Elaine Goehring
Mailing Address: PO Box 644, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Canadian Paraplegic Association (Lethbridge Regional Office)
Phone: 403-327-7577
Contact: Dylan Adkins, Client Services Coordinator
Mailing Address: #300, 515 7th Street South, Lethbridge AB, T1J 2G8
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30pm
Mission: To assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.
Claresholm Low Vision Group
Phone: 403-625-3619
A group for visually impaired persons of all ages and their families who meet on the 2nd Monday of every month (July & Aug) at 3:00pm at the Porcupine Hills Lodge. All Canadian National Institute for the Blind related services
Clothing Bank
Phone: 403-625-3008
Mailing Address: PO Box 313, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: Pentecostal Church
Hours: Wednesday 10:00 am – 12 Noon
Description: Provides adult clothing – free of charge
Food Bank – Claresholm
Phone: 403-625-8868
Contact: Wendy Norby (President)
Mailing Address: PO Box 687, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: 221 – 45 Ave West (East side of Town office)
Hours: Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Description: To supply food to individuals in need in our Town and surrounding areas. Help clients find solutions for their own needs. Christmas Hampers.

Friendz Closet

Phone: 403-625-3147
Catholic Church
344 – 50th Avenue West
Wednesdays, 9:30am to 3pm
Description: Clothing and small household items, free of charge to those in need.

Grief Share

Phone: 403-625-8635

Grief Support Group

Hosted by Claresholm area Chaplain

Grief Share brochure
Prairie Winds Clubhouse Society
Phone: 403-625-4975
Contact: Glenda Wall, Coordinator
Mailing Address: PO Box 1354, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: 4621 – 2nd Street West
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00 pm Monday- Friday
Description: A restorative safe environment for persons struggling with a severe or persistent mental illness.

Ranchlands Victim Services
Phone: 403-625-4445
Mailing Address: PO Box 1209, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Hours: As required
Description: A local non-profit organization that works with the local RCMP Detachment to provide programs and services that benefit victims of crime during their involvement with the criminal justice processes.
Salvation Army Thrift Store

Contact: Liz Skierka, Manager, Phone: 403-625-2916
Mailing Address: P O Box 1021, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: 4815 – 2nd Street West
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Description: Provides clothing and other household articles for the community at reduced rates. Not open on holidays.

Special Needs Association for Parents and Siblings (SNAPS)

Contact Person: Orvella Small, Executive Director Phone: 403-603-3232
PO Box 5146 335B MacLeod Trail High River, AB T1V 1M3 Toll free: 1-866-507-6277
Fax 403-603-3233
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TOPS AB# 5256 (Health Seekers)
Phone: 403-625-3974
Contact: Dorothy Erven, Leader or Marilyn Heyland, co-leader
Mailing Address: PO Box 2484, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0
Location: Claresholm Public Library – Bill Simpson Meeting Room
Hours: Tuesdays at 11:00 pm
Description: Healthy weight loss and maintenance at a slow healthy pace. Non profit support group.
TOPS AB# 4398 (Claresholm Lite)
Phone: 403-625-4786
Contact: Marcy Hipwell
Mailing Address: PO Box 2351, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: St. Johns Anglican Church
Hours: Thursday Mornings 9:30 a.m.
Description: Healthy weight loss and maintenance at a slow healthy pace. Non profit support group.