Hull Services

we serve these populations

  • children and youth
  • immigrant newcomers
  • indigenous communities

we need help with:

  • addiction recovery
  • employment
  • food security
  • human trafficking
  • mental health

Hull Services

Hull Services’ Vision is to have resilient young people and families thriving within communities that support their mental health and well-being.

We work with children and families who have often experienced chaotic, trouble filled lives. Hull offers them an opportunity to seek health and happiness with a focus on mental health.

Hull Services offers an integrated continuum of 29 on campus and community based programs and services in addition to professional training services and workshops in Calgary and beyond. Through these programs and services, Hull provides effective behavioural and mental health treatment and support for children and their families.

Hull serves over 9,000 kids, youth and families each year.

Our Service & Impact

People we support

9,182 children, youth and their families were supported by one of Hull’s 29 programs and services in 2021-2022

Children Services Funded Programs (2021-2022)

79% of children, youth, and young adults successfully discharged either maintained, reunified, or transitioned to a family or natural support setting.

87% of the children and youth in programs demonstrated significant improvements in their mental and behavioural health.

Family and Community Connections
93% of children, youth, and young adults increased important natural supports and connections in the community.

Developing Capacity in the Community (2021-2022)

This year, our team has provided 26 training sessions to external agencies, schools, frontline workers, and caregivers. In total, 617 individuals have received capacity-building, trauma-informed education outside of Hull Services.

1,857 people participated in courses, trainings and webinars facilitated by I Got MIND, an organization Hull has partnered with to help promote the importance of mental health in the sporting world and in life. Of the 1,857:

  • 620 were athletes
  • 61 were coaches
  • 220 were parents
  • 556 were from the education system
  • 400 were business participants


Hull’s Garden: a calming oasis for therapeutic care

There’s a little girl that sits in the dirt of the Hull Services garden, happily picking radishes to her heart’s content. They were planted just for her because gardening is more than a favorite hobby, it’s a form of therapy. She loves to pick, and the repetitive process calms and regulates her. She is usually connected with a caregiver to keep her safe from running into danger, but in the garden she is free.

A language barrier sometimes means a cauliflower is enthusiastically pulled and hoisted above her head, with a triumphant shout of “radish” but that’s ok. This isn’t just a place to nurture plants — it’s really about nurturing kids.

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Hull’s Continuum of Services

Hull Services provides an integrated continuum of 29 programs and services including specialized therapy, counselling and education. Hull helps children, youth, young adults and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect and abuse and family breakdown.

Our programs and services range from prevention and early intervention support, through to campus-based care.

We provide eleven self-referral programs and services open to the public without requiring a referral by a health care professional, service or agency and 18 managed referral programs that are not accessible to the public. These are managed by health care professionals, Children’s Services, Alberta Health Services or other agencies.

Hull Services is a leader in Children’s Mental Health, but we can’t do it alone.

With your support we can help even more children, adults and families who experience significant mental health, behavioural and developmental challenges.

Our Priority Needs in 2023:
  1. PChad program in need of a new kitchen and roof. The program building is heavily worn and in need of renovation and repair: $150,000
  2. Matt Banister Skate Park and Push to Heal program. Skateboarding is an important outdoor activity for youth which supports their mental health healing: $50,000
  3. Numerous capital projects need community support:
    1. Updated furnishings for the homes where children live: $75,000
    2. Hull’s 60 year-old campus has several buildings in need of repairs, upgrades or replacement: $100,000 – $1,500,000

Hull Services needs your help. Calgary has more than 300,000 children. Nearly 20 per cent or 60,000 are facing a mental health challenge. Every day of the year we respond to the needs of thousands of children and their families, who have been impacted by serious childhood mental health challenges.

Hull Services believes we can move the 20 per cent of children in harm’s way to join the 80 per cent who are doing pretty well, making a better future for 100 per cent of our children. They deserve our help, for the good of us all.

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Contact Info

John Dumonceaux

Director Development and Communications



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Charity Number: #130084858RR0001

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