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City Red Deer partners to launch new app to make finding help easy

The City of Red Deer has partnered with an app developer to make it easier for residents to find the right resources around the city.

According to a news release, HelpSeeker is a free, location-based map and an online directory that allows you to find the closest, most relevant services that meet your needs.

The release states that HelpSeeker will help Red Deerians connect with more than 2,700 local agencies regarding mental health, counselling, parenting, education and training, addictions, domestic violence, affordable housing and food support.

“Within Red Deer, there is a wide continuum of supports that serve our community,” says Jeremy Bouw, Safe & Healthy Communities, at the City of Red Deer. “The issue is often connecting the individual to the service they need in a quick and efficient manner.”

The app will list a number of verified community, provincial and federal services, resources, helplines and benefits are all listed in one place, improving access to health and wellbeing resources for citizens.

Local organizations can also claim their listing, which allows them to verify and add information. These organizations can visit helpseeker.org/provider for more information.