Alberta Resources

Here is a list of resources for homeless people in the province of Alberta. Inside, you will find links to food, shelter, and other information. Please suggest a link.

Calgary Shelters

  • Avenue 15 - Boys & Girls Club provides a short-term alternative to life on the streets with counselling services available.
    Contact: (403) 276-9981
    www.calgaryboysandgirlsclub.ca
  • Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre
    Provides day and night shelter,food, recreation, counselling, computer access, job placement, and referrals to other support services.
    Contact: (403) 263-5707
    www.cdics.com
  • Mustard SEED Street Ministry offers shelter, food, educational health and religious services.
    Contact: (403) 269-1319
    www.theseed.ca
  • Inn From the Cold Society provides families and others with shelter and education.
    Contact: (403) 263-8384
    www.innfromthecold.org

Women's Shelters

  • Awo Taan Native Women's Shelter
    provides shelter for women and their children who have experienced domestic violence. The shelter also provides advocacy, counselling, outreach, information, and support services.
    Contact: (403) 531-1970

Food

  • Calgary Inter-faith Food Bank
    provides emergency food hampers for those in need.
    Contact: (403) 253-2059
    www.calgaryfoodbank.com

Medical Services

  • AIDS Calgaryprovides necessary tools for prevention, education, and outreach services.
    Contact: (403)508-2500
    www.aidscalgary.org
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Calgary Region
    provides care, treatment, and rehabilitation for the mentally ill and challenged.
    Contact: (403) 297-1706
    CMHA website
  • CUPS Community Health CentreA not-for-profit health clinic with a multidisciplinary primary health care team that practices collaboratively and provides holistic care to people who are marginalized.
    Contact: (403) 221-8780
    www.cupshealthcentre.com

Miscellaneous

  • Back Door: Youth Employment Society
    To create opportunities for long-term street youth to make lasting changes in their lives by finding jobs and maintaining a safe place to live.
    Contact: (403) 269-6658
    www.thebackdoor.ca
  • Calgary Homeless Foundation Using a partnership model, provides capital funding for housing projects and is committed to providing the vehicle for community consultation on homelessness issues and community collaboration on solutions. In 2002-2003, the Foundation facilitated $12.7 million in funding to provide an additional 185 living spaces for homeless people in Calgary.
    Contact: (403) 262-2921
    www.calgaryhomeless.com
  • Street Level Consulting A counseling and consulting agency serving the poor and homeless community.
    Contact:(403) 390-7970
    www.streetlevelconsulting.ca

  • Here is a list of resources for homeless people in the Edmonton area. Inside, you will find links to food, shelter, and other information. Please suggest a link.

    Edmonton Shelters

    • Hope Mission currently operates a men's emergency shelter (Herb Jamieson Centre), a residence for at-risk women with or without children (Women's Centre), a youth outreach centre (R.W. Tegler Youth Sports Centre), an activity and hot meal program to low income area elementary schools (Kids In Action), and a summer camp for underprivileged youth and children (Brightwood Ranch).
      Contact: (780) 422-2018
      www.hopemission.com

    Women's Shelters

    • WIN House - Edmonton Women's Shelter is a shelter for women with or without children who have experienced abuse from their partners. They supply food, shelter (up to 3 weeks), clothing, support groups, crisis counselling, and information on family violence.
      Contact: (780) 471-6709
      www.winhouse.org

    Food

    • Marian Centre Offers free lunch from 12:30 to 2pm (or until food runs out). This service is offered seven days a week. Please use side entrance off of parking lot. On Wednesday only brown bag lunch is available - use alley entrance. Schedule of other places servicing lunch is also written on back alley wall.

      Contact: (780) 424-3544
      E-mail: MCEEdmonton@shaw.ca
      10528 98 St.
      Edmonton, Alberta
      T5H 2N4
      Marian Centre

    • The Mustard Seed - Edmonton offers a food bank, hot meals, a community drop-in centre, and outreach services.
      Contact: (780) 426-5600
      Mustard Seed website

    Legal Services

    • Youth Criminal Defence Office Provides legal advice and representation to youth involved in the criminal justice system in Edmonton and Calgary, with a vision of restorative justice and a practice of creating case plans as alternatives to custody.
      Contact: (780) 422-8383
      www.ycdo.ca
    • Legal Aid Society of Alberta Provides youth with cost effective legal defense, to prevent the client from returning with further charges, through preventive work, rehabilitation and treatment and searching for programs in the community as a distinct alternative to incarceration.
      Contact: (780) 427-7575
      Legal Aid website

    Miscellaneous

    • Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) A coalition of agencies and individuals in Edmonton with a mandate to identify local issues related to homelessness and affordable housing and to respond through action.
      Contact: (780) 423-9675
    • The Tough Times Handbook

      Free guide to services and information for unemployed and low-income people.

      Contact:
      Tel: (708) 482-HELP
      E-mail: publications@thesupportnetwork.com
      Handbook request

      For more info please call 211 (Edmonton Only) or checkout: www.thesupportnetwork.com

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