Our church body is primarily cared for by one another, through a care team made up of volunteers. This team offers support through visits, phone calls, prayer, and practical help. We also host community initiatives to serve families/groups as needs are identified. The Care Team is always available to walk alongside those in need of some extra encouragement and support.
We offer numerous connection opportunities and seniors luncheons during the ministry year at Southview. Support groups for widows and spouses of those managing dementia and Alzheimers are also available.
A 13-week support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one through death. Group leaders are trained facilitators who are personally familiar with grief. Whether your experience with grief has been recent or in the past, we invite you to join us.
One evening seminars for those grieving the loss of a loved one through death, or those experiencing the adjustment and pain of separation/divorce during the holiday season. These seminars are held separately.
DivorceCare is a 13-week support group for those experiencing the adjustment and pain of separation/divorce. This video series features Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a Biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video.
DC4K is a special group for children (grades 1-6) to help them heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. During the 13 weekly sessions, kids receive biblical teaching and make friends who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the divorce of their parents.
A social gathering of women who are in the same season of life. An opportunity to make new friends, deepen existing friendships, and find support from others. Meets monthly.
Providing support and encouragement for those in the very challenging role of caring for a spouse who has been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s. Meets monthly.
Calgary is rich with helpful resources, both in the church and in the greater community. If you are looking for help or support, the following list may get you started.
Southview does not have an in-house counsellor, but rather uses a number of Christian counsellors who are able to provide support and direction during a crisis or difficulty. It is important to find a counsellor with whom you can be comfortable and honest. If you would like assistance to making counselling possible, please contact us.
Calgary Health Link Line
Calgary Housing Company
Amaris Adoption Agency
Eastside Family Centre (walk-in counselling)
Family Caregiver Centre
Good Food Box
Grief Support Program (Rockyview Hospital)
Inter-Faith Food Bank
Legal Aid Society of Alberta
Meals On Wheels
Mental Health Association (Suicide Services)
Mental Health Mobile Response Team
Pregnancy Care Centre
Seniors Resource Society
Women’s Emergency Shelter