Text 4 Hope | Text 4 Hope

The mental health of thousands of Albertans is at risk under the weight of Covid-19 and social distancing.

We need your support today to reach Albertans in crisis with practical help and hope to get them through this time.

Albertans struggling with mental health need you now more than ever! Please donate to the University Hospital Foundation today to give more Albertans in crisis immediate access to Text4Hope.

What is Text4Hope?

Text4Hope is a proven, low-cost service that will support the tens of thousands of Albertans struggling with anxiety and depression during these unprecedented times. Your generosity today will give them access to this lifeline.

How it works


Text “COVID19HOPE” to 393939 from any cellphone to subscribe


Receive daily texts filled with helpful tips and coping strategies from mental health professionals to help you get through this crisis


Share Text4Hope with friends and family who need hope right now


Donate to make Text4Hope accessible to more Albertans who need it

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United for Hope

With your help, the University Hospital Foundation is committed to donating up to $500,000 to make text4Hope available for every Albertan who needs it, for as long as the need persists.

Text4Hope is made possible through our partnership with Alberta Health Services, the Mental Health Foundation, Calgary Health Trust, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta Cancer Foundation, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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Please give to make Text4Hope available to more Albertans

A proven solution

First used in 2016 after the devastating Fort McMurray wild fires, Text4Hope was found to be effective at reducing anxiety by 25% when the lives of more than 88,000 Albertans were uprooted.

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to soar, there’s no time to lose in supporting this invaluable service. Please donate now to make an immediate impact for Albertans in crisis.

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Text4Hope provides one-way communication and does not replace other mental health therapies and supports. It is a helpful option for people in self-isolation who can’t access face-to-face services, as well as those in remote locations.

See how Text4Hope is giving hope to Albertans

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With a gift in her will in honour of her father to @GiveToUHF, Cathy Housdorff has helped to ensure that ground-breaking Alzheimer’s research will continue, and that her father will never be forgotten. Read more: https://givetouhf.ca/stan-the-man/. #LeaveALegacyMonth

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be involved in @GiveToUHF’s @YEGFOT! We’re seeking to forge a partnership with #AB artists to create a series of 3-5 paintings to be used in the promotion of the 2021 Festival of Trees. Send us PM – deadline to express interest is 5pm, May 21.

Don’t forget to RSVP to @GiveToUHF’s free Virtual Expedition on ‘An Education on COVID Vaccines and their Safety’ with Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell and Dr. John Lewis on May 18 at 4:00PM. 1/2

Nurses provide care in all parts of the health system, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This past year, nurses went above and beyond to deliver the best patient care in the most trying of times. Happy #InternationalNursesDay to the nurses serving our community!

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University Hospital Foundation

Charitable Registration Number: 88900-3240 RR0001

Phone: 780-407-7007