DebbieI want to be one of the first people to welcome East Village’s new residents.

As one of your neighbours, I first came to work at Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre 20 years ago as a social worker. I have raised two sons, enjoy painting and gardening. I look forward to learning more about you.

During my twenty-years’ experience working in East Village, I have witnessed the neighbourhood’s evolution – everything from subtle trends to significant developments. While the King Edward Hotel, Billingsgate Seafood Market and BJ’s Gym have closed, some things remain the same.

East Village has always been a kind and compassionate community where neighbours connect, get to know one another and deepen ties.  It’s a colourful community where I walk my dog and know many neighbour’s names.  As the neighbourhood evolves and refreshes, I am confident that we can grow together and maintain our sense of community.

When you are settled, please visit Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre. I welcome an opportunity to meet you, to tell you know more about our work and to arrange a tour of our main facility. My door is always open.  You can call me at 403-699-8270.

On behalf of all your neighbours residing at the Calgary Drop-In Centre, I extend a warm welcome to you and your family. I hope you are already starting to feel at home in our cherished East Village neighbourhood.


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Executive Director Debbie Newman

Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society