In the Winter 2014 issue of our Kindness Aficionado Magazine, Abe Brown, Director of Programs at The Calgary Drop-In Centre made a powerful five-fold case, arguing for a responsive, medically supported, and compassionate resource for the complex needs of vulnerable people.
In his op-ed, Brown discusses a wide range of challenges that the shelter system is currently facing – including issues of addiction and inebriates, overall strain on the shelter system, mental health concerns, Calgary’s affordable housing crunch, and a continuing rise in numbers of elderly homeless.
As we (along with other agencies such as Alberta Health Services) are getting this conversation underway, we feel it is also the perfect time to start getting the public engaged as well. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and support to get the project off the ground and helping these troubled Calgarians who truly need it.
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