Alpha House is a non-profit charitable agency that provides safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies. Established in 1981, as a safe place for men and women struggling with health issues such as addictions, mental health and physical health. Our continuum of programs help connect with individuals facing addictions at a variety of levels such as outreach programs, a shelter program, a detox program and a housing program with case management support. The volunteer program focus includes corporate and individual support.
Services at Alpha House are consistently delivered from a social model that respects the clients’ right to self-determination as they address the impact of alcoholism and addiction in their lives. We strive to develop relationships of trust with our clients working on client-identified issues from withdrawal management to mental health concerns, from treatment to housing needs. We seek to provide hope through direct service and the promotion of well-being.
The Downtown Outreach Addictions Partnership (DOAP) Team operates 24/7 in the community. The Encampment Team works with rough sleepers and does housing intake for the Housing Program.
The Shelter at Alpha House is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Clients are welcome at any time of the day or night.
Detox & Transitional Program
Our Detox Program has room for 30 clients to safely withdraw from alcohol and other drugs and transition to treatment. We have 12 transitional beds for individuals transitioning out of homelessness.
Our Housing Program, since its inception, has housed over 500 clients. In 2011-2012 we opened an apartment building for 15 veterans.