Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Announces Leadership Change

The Board of Directors of the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (the DI) announces that Executive Director Debbie Newman has resigned her position, effective immediately. We thank Debbie for her 22 years of dedicated service to the DI, including the last seven years as executive director. Debbie made a difference in the lives of thousands of vulnerable Calgarians.

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.

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1.2 MILLION Meals Served


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99,981 Articles of Clothing Distributed


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417,782 Shelter Beds Provided


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605 Certificates Awarded in 2015


Statistics are accurate as of 2015.

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