COVID Self Assessment
AHS has launched an online survey you can complete that helps to tell you what to do regarding the virus as it pertains to your specific situation. Health Link is overwhelmed by calls right now, so they recommend doing this survey, and it will advise you whether to phone Health Link.  https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/Assessment.aspx

Events & Programs

BowWest Basic Supports

At BowWest, a Community Advocate can help you access government supports and benefits available due to COVID-19. These include:
              -  Emergency Food
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Basic Needs support for rent and utilities
              -  
Financial assistance to purchase medication
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Assistance with internet access
              - 
Free help filing taxes (income eligibility requirements)
 

For  information, call 403 374 0448

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Community Resource Centre HUB  
           
       Support is just a phone call away!

       For your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Advocates are managing HUB enquires
       and support requests by phone.

       Community Resource Centre HUBs are located across Calgary and can assist with:

                  -  Basic needs referrals for food, furniture, and clothing
                  -  Local supports to assist you in your community
                  -  Resources and information related to a variety of topics
                  -  Crisis navigation to provide support and direction during difficult times

      To be connected with an Advocate                                               To be connected with an Advocate
      in North Calgary, please call:                                                           in South Calgary, please call:
              403-374-0448                                                                                     403-874-8819
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Emergency Food Support 

BowWest’s Fresh Market Connections at the Bowness & Ranchlands offices are temporarily discontinued.

Call 403 374 0448 for information or to access the following supports:

    -  Emergency food hamper referrals to the Calgary Food Bank and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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Good Food Box  -  Buy fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost
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Open to all Calgarians
                               -  
Orders for Good Food Boxes in Calgary’s north neighbourhoods MAY be subsidized by contacting us 

    -  
Emergency Food Hamper Pick Ups and Delivery
                           -  
By appointment only 

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Grocery Cards
                           -  
Call to arrange Canada Post delivery of a grocery store card
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Household must include a community member who can go to the grocery store
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Tax Clinics
 
BowWest is offering free tax clinics during the pandemic.
 
Conditions apply. These include:

    -  Income limits (low to modest income)   
    -  No first-time tax filers
    -  No medical expenses
    -  No changes to address or marital status
    -  Access to email and internet
 
All paperwork MUST be submitted 1 week prior to the appointment (T-slips, education paperwork, etc.)
 
Call Rose at 403 374 0448 or email rose@bowwest.org for information.
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Dollars & Cents
 
Find out how to earn while you learn!
 
The Dollars & Cents workshops are conducted online via Zoom.
 
These workshops aim to boost your confidence in finances by learning budgeting, banking, credit assets and consumerism.
 
Participants who complete all 5 workshops MAY be invited to join a matched savings program called Family Saves.
    -  Participants can save between $20-$50 a month
    -  At the end, savings will be matched 3:1.

 
For information, contact Douw at 403 804 2908 or at douw@bowwest.org
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Insight Counselling
 
Are you struggling with mental health issues, especially during this time of COVID-19?

Insight  provides counselling to guide positive change in all aspects of an individual’s personal and working life. Subsidies are available.


For information, call 403 374 0448
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Financial Coaching
 
BowWest offers 1:1 financial coaching via phone and online.
 
A financial coach helps participants:
 For information, contact Douw at 403 804 2908 or at douw@bowwest.org
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Clothing Room

Pandemic regulations restrict public access to the Clothing Room located at the Ranchlands office.

    -   If you or a member of your family needs clothing, call 403-374-0448 for eligibility & to make arrangements.
    -   Based on information provided, a volunteer will pack a bag of requested items for pickup.
    -   Donations and returns can be left at the BowWest office in Ranchlands.
    -   Donations: clean & gently used clothing and footwear for all ages and genders are gratefully accepted
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Good Food Box
Buy fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost! 
             
Small box:       $25    (20-25lbs)
             Medium box:   $30   (30-35 lbs)
             
Large box:        $35   (40-45 lbs)

For orders in the Bowness area, call Barb at 403-863-4976 or Dianne at 403-874-3898
            Order date                          Delivery date
                
  May 18                                        May 27
                    Jun 8                                         Jun17
 
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