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Our 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.


Our Mission:

To prevent homelessness where possible, offer care and shelter when needed, and provide opportunities for people to rehabilitate and rebuild their lives.


Our Vision:

The needs of people who are homeless or at risk are met in a respectful, comprehensive and safe way.

Live at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre

Big Bite: Feeding homeless Calgarians on a budget

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.”

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Media Icon Ed the Sock Appeals for Socks for Homeless Calgarians

“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.”

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Welcome new East Village residents

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.”