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.
The provincial government funds 50 per cent of The DI’s food costs, says DI Executive Director Debbie Newman.”That may seem generous, but government’s contribution has been stagnant for more than five years despite that fact that our food costs have risen 20 per cent this past year.”read more
“Cold feet aren’t limited to stag parties, homeless Canadians deal with them all winter. And you know our winters,” says Ed the Sock. “Clearly, socks are good for more than smart-ass comments, for the homeless, socks are survival. And c’mon, they’re cheap – so don’t you be. Buy some socks and drop ’em off. Call it earning good karma, if you need to get something out of it.”read more
Executive Director Debbie Newman says, “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.”