Alpha House has adjusted all programming and operations to adhere to Provincial and Federal guidelines regarding COVID-19.  You can find all updates related to Alpha House’s COVID-19 Response on our blog: . If you have any questions about our response, please email us at 

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 five permanent-supportive housing programs and one transitional housing program .

Needle debris were collected by our Needle Response Team in 2019.

Individuals connected with supports through our shelter in 2019.


Recovery at Alpha House During COVID-19

Recovery at Alpha House During COVID-19

David is marking his 25th year of service at Alpha House with a series of blogs. The first looks at what recovery means at Alpha House during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alpha House’s COVID-19 Response

Alpha House’s COVID-19 Response

To do our best to keep the risk of COVID-19 low, Alpha House has put together an internal committee working with both the City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta, as well as other agencies in the shelter system.

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With nearly 40 years of providing safe and caring environments for men and women whose lives have been impacted by alcohol and other drug dependencies, Alpha House has created an array of data-proven, outcome and cost effective programs.

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