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...

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Calgary Drop-In Board Conducting Independent Workplace Culture Review

Members of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society (DI) are deeply concerned about the allegations of inappropriate behaviour that have recently been levelled at the organization through the media by a few former employees. The Board and...

Infographic: Medical Services for Homeless Calgarians

The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre offers far more than just meals and beds to the homeless. In fact, one of the most critical and widely used services we deliver to vulnerable Calgarians is access to quality, timely, and barrier-free healthcare.
By serving our population with a clear understanding of the circumstances and medical challenges our clients face, our team of nurses act as advocate and liaison between our clients and doctors in hospitals and clinics. They have proven, time and again, to not only be a be cost saving-resource, but a life-saving one as well.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Calgary’s Homeless Are Getting Older

A frightening trend has been occurring among Calgary’s homeless over the past 20 years. They are getting older. From 2001 (when the Calgary Drop-In Centre began compiling extensive digital records of client demographics) through today, we have watched as clients in the 26-45 year age range – who used to make up the vast majority of our population (60%+) – have steadily declined. Now largely replaced by folks between the ages of 46-65. The majority now (nearly 40%) are between the ages of 56-65.

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Our Third Housing Initiative: Myth Vs Reality

Having a home is an important part of feeling a sense of belonging, but it is also something some people are not able to afford. Affordable housing provides a solution, but there are some common misconceptions about that type of housing, including our third housing...

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Supportive Housing Looks Nothing Like You Think

If we asked you to think about housing for the homeless, what kinds of images would come to mind? Almost certainly, you’d find yourself imagining some typical stereotypes. Long, disheveled beards. Dirty, tattered clothing. Bottle picking. Drug and alcohol using....

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A Chance To Belong – Why Community Is So Important

Calgary is made up of so many incredible neighbourhoods, each one taking pride in what makes it unique. You can’t go a day in this city without seeing a ‘I heart Bowness’ sticker on someone’s car, driving by a community garden or seeing someone sporting a 'Hell or...

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