Infographic: Medical Services for Homeless Calgarians

The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre offers far more than just meals and beds to the homeless. In fact, one of the most critical and widely used services we deliver to vulnerable Calgarians is access to quality, timely, and barrier-free healthcare. By serving our...

INFOGRAPHIC: Calgary’s Homeless Are Getting Older

A frightening trend has been occurring among Calgary’s homeless over the past 20 years. They are getting older.  From 2001 (when the Calgary Drop-In Centre began compiling extensive digital records of client demographics) through today, we have watched as...

Centre 4800: What Exactly Is Affordable Housing?

Affordable housing is a word that gets used a lot when we talk about the economy, poverty and the state of the housing market in Canada. But what does that term really mean? The definition from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is that affordable...

Centre 4800: Myth Vs Reality

Having a home is an important part of feeling a sense of belonging, but it is also something some people are not able to afford. Affordable housing provides a solution, but there are some common misconceptions about that type of housing, including Centre 4800. Centre...

Supportive Housing Looks Nothing Like You Think

If we asked you to think about housing for the homeless, what kinds of images would come to mind? Almost certainly, you’d find yourself imagining some typical stereotypes. Long, disheveled beards. Dirty, tattered clothing. Bottle picking. Drug and alcohol using....