Finding the right resources at the right time is now easier for Red Deerians thanks to a new partnership between The City of Red Deer and HelpSeeker.
The HelpSeeker app is a free, location-based map and online directory that allows you to find the closest, most relevant services that meet your needs. HelpSeeker allows you to privately browse the over 2,700 local agencies listed for mental health, counselling, parenting, education and training, addictions, domestic violence, affordable housing, food support and much more.
“Within Red Deer, there is a wide continuum of supports that serve our community,” says Jeremy Bouw, Safe & Healthy Communities, The City of Red Deer. “The issue is often connecting the individual to the service they need in a quick and efficient manner.”
With HelpSeeker, thousands of verified community, provincial and federal services, resources, helplines and benefits are all listed in one place, improving access to health and wellbeing resources for Red Deerians.
“The HelpSeeker systems mapping team researched and listed programs in Red Deer and surrounding areas, including many that may not be easy to find. There are food and clothing banks, online counsellors and helplines, financial benefits, and more, which can be filtered to meet users’ specific needs such as age, location, or cost,” says Nicole Croft, Mapping Vice President at HelpSeeker.
Local organizations can also claim their listing, which allows them to verify and add information. These organizations can visit helpseeker.org/provider for more information.
Discover the local options available to get the help you or your loved ones need by downloading the app available at Apple and Google Play app stores, or visiting the desktop version (no software or download required) at HelpSeeker.org. For more information, visit https://reddeer.ca/about-red-deer/living-in-red-deer/local-support-services/ .
HelpSeeker is an Alberta-based B-corp social enterprise delivering digital solutions for complex challenges to accelerate the change needed to achieve equitable wellbeing for all. HelpSeeker partners with communities across Canada to work on projects focused on mental health, safety, homelessness, domestic violence, and other critical social issues. For more information about HelpSeeker, please reach out to communications@HelpSeeker.org
For more information, please contact:
Supervisor – Community Safety & Resiliency
The City of Red Deer
The City of Red Deer