Who We Are

Every person that walks through our doors is a unique individual with a powerful story to tell.

The reasons they come to us are all different. Many have never had a chance in life – bringing with them a history of neglect, abuse and isolation. Some have watched as their world crumbled to pieces before their eyes. Others are battling through the grips of addiction and/or the affliction of a mental health condition.

Sometimes all a person needs is a hot meal to get them through the day. Others might need a bed while they find a more permanent place to live. Many require more extensive services – counseling, medical care, help with accessing government services and finding income supports, or access to affordable housing.

Whatever our clients need, we are here to help them navigate the often complex path they’re on, with care and direction tailored to their needs.  

Vision

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.

Purpose

The Calgary Drop-In Centre exists to alleviate poverty.

We care for chronically homeless people with community supports, resources, and housing. We collaborate with stakeholders; we advocate; we lead.

Philosophy

To compassionately be ‘the voice’ for the marginalized, disenfranchised and homeless population of our city. Regardless of the circumstances leading to their current situation, to be of service, without judgment, and to fairly and appropriately provide programs and support that assists each individual in their efforts to move forward with their lives.

Strategic Priorities

  1. Establish a common entry point for service
  2. Initiate and operate integrated case management processes
  3. Improved access to medical services
  4. Define and provide a broad spectrum of supported housing

Click here to read a copy of the plan.

Book a Tour

Learn more about our clients and the services we provide by booking a tour at our main building. Tours can run between 45 minutes to 1.5 hour and can take place from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Board of Directors

Ken Uzeloc

Ken Uzeloc

Chair

Tom Whitehead

Tom Whitehead

Vice Chair

Jason Deliman

Jason Deliman

Treasurer

Debbie Newman

Debbie Newman

Executive Director

Kelsey Scott

Kelsey Scott

Licia Corbella

Licia Corbella

Rick Melchin

Rick Melchin

Dan McLeod

Dan McLeod

Andre De Leebeeck

Andre De Leebeeck