Compassion & Care

We are called to be a place of refuge for the hurting, lonely, frightened, and searching - a place to be real. We want to be known as people who freely and openly express the compassion of Christ to our community and world, in both word and action. Compassion and Care ministries allow practical and intentional ways to live life on life with others.

If you would like to become involved or know of someone who would benefit from Compassion and Care ministries, email our Compassion & Care staff.

Congregational-Care

Congregational Care

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. They are available to walk alongside those in need of some extra encouragement and support.

Community-Impact

Community Impact

As we look beyond our own church, we seek ways to serve others locally and globally. Community Impact supports 4 local agencies financially and through volunteers. We also host annual Christmas and Easter hampers, and give leadership to other initiatives.

Support Groups

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. Held once a year in December.

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.

For men dealing with chronic illness or disability. Meets the second Thursday of each month. 

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 bi-monthly.

Compassion & Care Resources

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.

Counselling

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 email Jayne Burnham or call her at 403-873-5208.

Agencies & Support in Calgary

Alcoholics Anonymous – p: 403-777-1210
Alzheimer Society – p: 403-290-0110
Calgary Health Link Line – p: 403-943-5465
Calgary Housing Company – p: 403-221-9100
Christian Adoption Agency – p: 403-256-3224
Community Resource / Mobile Crisis Team – p: 403-299-9699
Distress Centre – p: 403-266-1601
Eastside Family Centre (walk-in counselling) – p: 403-299-9696
Family Caregiver Centre – p: 403-303-6027
Good Food Box – p: 403-275-0258
Grief Support Program (Rockyview Hospital) – p: 403-943-3533
Inter-Faith Food Bank – p: 403-253-2055
Legal Aid Society of Alberta – p: 403-297-2260
Meals On Wheels – p: 403-243-2834
Medical Expense Assistance (Family Grants) – p: 403-234-9396
Mental Health Association (Suicide Services) – p: 403-297-1744
Mental Health Mobile Response Team – p: 403-266-1605
Pregnancy Care Centre Hotline – p: 403-269-3110
Seniors Resource Society – p: 403-266-6200
Telecare Christian Helpline – p: 403-266-0700
Westside Family Centre (walk-in counselling) – p: 403-288-3313
Women’s Emergency Shelter – p: 403-234-7233

National & International Christian Agencies

Focus on the Family – focusonthefamily.ca
Compassion Canada – compassion.ca
Samaritans Purse – samaritanspurse.ca
Mom’s of Preschoolers (MOPS) – mops.org
Canadian Cancer Society – cancer.ca