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Calgary Foundation – Community of Knowledge

Adam Melnyk | March 6, 2017

We are pleased to have a page on the Calgary Foundation Community Knowledge Centre, which is a resource that connects you to the outstanding charitable organizations who serve our community. Be inspired by compelling stories. Be informed of innovative work. Be connected to the issues. Be responsive to the needs. It is great way for people to learn about what we do and how they can help our community work.


Top 40 Under 40

Adam Melnyk | November 9, 2016

We are pleased to have our own Outreach and Housing Location Manager, Adam Melnyk selected this year for Avenue Magazines Top 40 Under 40. Adam has been working with Alpha House for over 10 years and helped start the DOAP Team in 2005. It is great that he can share about his passion for outreach work and harm reduction, which is all part of the great work we do at Alpha House

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Alpha House received $250k from the CHBA – UDI Calgary Region Association

Adam Melnyk | April 20, 2016

We are excited to announce that Alpha House received $250k from the CHBA – UDI Calgary Region Association towards our women’s building. This is a building we want to develop for vulnerable females experiencing homelessness. We are working towards this lofty goal through the the Resolve campaign.  We were presented this cheque at the SAM awards this past Saturday evening. Thank you CHBA!

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National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Visits Alpha House

Adam Melnyk | January 13, 2016

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We were thrilled to have Dwight Dorey, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples come to Alpha House and speak to some of our detox and housing clients. The conversation ranged from life on reserves, to Urban Aboriginals and the issues they face experiencing homelessness. One client shared the concern around the increase in Crystal Meth use among the younger Urban Aboriginals. Congress of Aboriginal Peoples advocate for the interests of Aboriginal Peoples living off-reserve since 1971 for Status and Non-Status, Metis and Southern Inuit of Labrador. Check out the Calgary Herald article to learn about his talk he gave while in Calgary.


Alpha House Housing Christmas Party

Adam Melnyk | December 17, 2015

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We had our 6th Annual Alpha House Housing Christmas Party this week for all our housing clients. It was great to have over 150 people attend the Turkey dinner and see the community that has been created. Thank you to those who helped with gifts for all the guests.

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