24-7-helpline

Helplines

Our Helplines provide confidential services 24 hour, 7 days a week. Please text or call:

The Helplines provide support to clients, their family and friends, and to professionals seeking information or assistance in supporting a client. The Helpline also provides distress interventions for clients in need of immediate help. Staff will provide assistance, triaging, and referrals for follow up to provide support.

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Integrated Youth Hub

We offer a full-service Hub with multiple programs to assist youth ages 11-24 through easy access to primary care, addiction and mental health support, and multiple other social service programs. Programs also include summer camps and cultural events. Services are youth and family-centered.

You can access the Hub by texting/calling our 24/7 Helpline at 780-679-4357

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Youth Emergency Housing

Our Youth Emergency Housing is temporarily closed for restructuring.

The Open Doors provides emergency housing for youth in need. Housing can accommodate clients ages 16-24. The youth work with Youth Support Workers to develop and achieve goals and life skills. 

The location of our Youth Emergency Housing is undisclosed to protect vulnerable clients. 

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Youth Transitional Suites

The Youth Transitional Suites are independent living quarters with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/dining area that help with the transition to living independently in the community. While living in their own independent suite, clients learn about their rights as a tenant and valuable life skills such as budgeting and meal planning.

Prevent Teen Suicide

Youth Suicide Prevention & Awareness

In response to the Canada wide public health issue regarding suicide and mental health, The Open Doors has created a program with the goal to bring suicide awareness and prevention. Our goal is to abolish the stigma that surrounds suicide and mental health, and open a safe conversation with youth ages 8 – 24. 

For more information, please contact rachel@theopendoors.ca and/or daniel@theopendoors.ca
Employment-Program

Employment Program

For Participants:

The Employment Program assists individuals ages 15-30 with entering the workforce by teaching skills such as:

  • Resume building
  • Cover letter writing
  • Interview strategies

We also provide you with whatever training you require… for FREE!

For Employers:

The YESS (Youth Employment & Skills Strategy) Program, funded through the Government of Canada, helps connect our participants with local business employers to provide meaningful work experience.

Within the YESS Program, there are 2 options available:

  • Option 1: 1 participant working up to 36.5 hours within a one-week duration @ $15/hr. Employer is then reimbursed this pay by The Open Doors once proof of payment is confirmed (ex: Paystub).
  • Option 2: 1 participant working 30 hours a week for a 14-week period @ $15/hr. Employer is then reimbursed this pay by The Open Doors once proof of payment is confirmed (ex: Paystub).

We also take care of the training, so you do not have to worry about covering this cost on your end!

For more information, give our Employment Coordinators a call at 780-679-8836

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SMART Recovery

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol, or to activities such as gambling or over-eating) as guided by the 4-Point Program®. We are hosting FREE weekly SMART Recovery meetings in both Camrose and Wetaskiwin!

Camrose

Wetaskiwin

  • Ages 18+
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm
  • Care Gateway Medical Clinic: 1260, 3725 56 Street, Wetaskiwin AB
  • For more information, please call 780-360-3868 or email terrip@theopendoors.ca