In accordance with guidelines from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, HIV Community Link is taking a measured and pro-active response to the COVID-19 situation in Alberta to ensure clients, volunteers and staff have continued support. Our goal is to protect our employees, clients and the public at large to the best of our ability and reduce the risk through thoughtful and evidence-based responses.
As a result, HIV Community Link has decided to postpone in-person trainings, peer group meetings, advisory committee meetings, and volunteer activities. All group activities scheduled in the client spaces will be cancelled for the time being. The Friday Lunch events and Sweatlodge Ceremonies are also suspended until further notice. If there are further disruptions to services, we will communicate these through our newsletter and on social media. At this time, we encourage all clients to contact a staff member prior to coming in for services at (403) 508-2500 in Calgary, or at (403) 527-5882 in Medicine Hat.
If you have questions about HIV Community Link’s response regarding COVID-19 please reach out by calling our main line (403) 508-2500, or through firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a client, we encourage you to address any concerns you may have with your case manager or one of our SafeLink team members over the phone. If you are experiencing mental health concerns, please call the Distress Centre at 403-266-HELP (4357) where you can access 24-hour crisis support in Calgary and southern Alberta.