People aren’t born on the street. Nor do lives have to end there. With help, the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre is where some lives begin.
For more than 50 years, the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (the DI) has delivered services and supports to people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Open 365 days a year, twenty-four hours a day, the DI’s emergency shelter can sleep up to 1,000 people nightly and serves approximately 3,000 meals daily.
Each year, up to 10,000 Calgarians experiencing homelessness, marginalization and extreme poverty count on the DI for access to emergency shelter, health services, community resources, permanent supportive housing and affordable housing supports. The DI relies heavily on the kindness of Calgarians to fund its 50+ programs and services.
1.2 MILLION Meals Served
99,981 Articles of Clothing Distributed
417,782 Shelter Beds Provided
605 Certificates Awarded in 2015
Statistics are accurate as of 2015.
Programs at a Glance
Every dollar we raise ensures those who have lost their families, jobs and homes will never lose hope. Together, we can give them the community, skills and support they need to move beyond homelessness.