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.
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.
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.
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.
- Be the central resource hub for homelessness and poverty in Calgary.
- Link the Community Collaborative Care Model (3-C Model) with Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
- Focus on research and best practices, and hire experts.
- Collaborate With Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and stakeholders to build appropriate housing models in community.
- Accelerate responsible, ethical, and sustainable resource development.
- Engage with community, leaders, and government to advocate for better systems and services for those trapped in poverty.
- Advocate for clients and collaborate with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and stakeholders for health and wellness solutions.
Click here to read a copy of the plan.
The Calgary Drop-In Centre Opens
Board of Directors
Andre De Leebeeck
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.