Calgary Alpha House Society is a non-profit, charitable agency that provides safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies

What We Do

Alpha House was established in 1981 as a place of safety for men and women struggling with addictions, as well as mental and physical health issues. We operate a Shelter and Detox/Transitional facility, Outreach Programs, including the DOAP Team, Encampment Team, Connect2Care, and the Needle Response Team, and Housing Programs with intensive case management support. 

Who We Help

Our work is a direct intersection of homelessness, addiction, and mental health. All of our clients’ lives have been impacted by alcohol and other drug dependencies.

Who We Are

Alpha House has a long history of innovating and evolving to meet the changing needs of our clients, the city, and the increasing complexities of homelessness and drug use.

How You Can Help

Your support gives vulnerable men and women access to safe and caring environments 24/7

How We Help

Our services make up a continuum of care, which clients can enter at any point based on their needs. We operate shelter, detox, outreach, and housing programs. 


Calgary Alpha House Society’s work positively impacts the Calgary community by providing help to vulnerable citizens. In doing so, we divert individuals away from unnecessary uses of health care, criminal justice, and emergency systems by building relationships and connecting clients to more appropriate community resources.

Individuals receive housing with 24/7 wrap-around supports through our five permanent-supportive housing programs.

Transports were provided to clients by Alpha House’s DOAP team in 2018.

Individuals connected with supports through our shelter in 2018.


An Update on our DOAP Team

An Update on our DOAP Team

An Update to the Community on our DOAP Team: The recent announcement about the reduction in...

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