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.

Give hope today

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Need help immediately?

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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Enjoy the last few days of summer by participating in this year’s Virtual Edmonton Heartbeat Run! Run or walk 1k, 3k, 5k, or 10k until September 15th to raise funds for the #Maz through @GiveToUHF.

Register today and start your own fundraising campaign: http://virtual.heartbeatrun.ca/

In the last ten years, @BurnTreatment has donated over $2.5M to @GiveToUHF in support of the UofA Hospital’s Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Unit. They recently presented a cheque for $136,346 to @DrJodiAbbott_, @GiveToUHF President & CEO, as part of their 2019 fundraising donation!

This year’s Edmonton Heartbeat Run looks a bit different, but you can still participate by running or walking 1k, 3k, 5k, or 10k until Sept 15th to raise funds for the #Maz. We can’t run together, but we can run alone in large numbers. Register today: http://virtual.heartbeatrun.ca/


We are grateful for GS Enterprises owner, Grayson Skolney, who donated proceeds from auction items earlier this year to @GiveToUHF’s Emergency Response Fund!

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University Hospital Foundation

Charitable Registration Number: 88900-3240 RR0001

Phone: 780-407-7007