What does Harm Reduction mean?

“The social services sector evolves with the needs of the people that it serves; harm reduction has become a leading framework for those working with individuals facing homelessness and substance use challenges because of its effectiveness in minimizing risk in situations involving physical health, mental health, and/or substance use”

Introducing Alpha House

Follow along to learn more about Alpha House and the continuum of programs we provide for individuals whose lives are affected by substance dependencies in Calgary, Alberta

Engaging Vulnerable Persons

Join us at Village Commons for conversations about how and when to interact with our unhoused neighbours and how you can become a conduit for change around perceptions of homelessness. Twice monthly!

meet them where they're at

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

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.

client interactions through our DOAP Teams in FY21-22

Needle debris were collected by our Needle Response Team in FY21-22.

Individuals supported through our shelter in FY21-22.


Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction The social services sector evolves with the needs of the people that it serves;...

Donating Expertise

Donating Expertise

Supporting Vulnerable Populations: Donating Services and Expertise With the need out there so...

Volunteering at Alpha House

Volunteering at Alpha House

There are many quotes that describe the contribution a volunteer makes, from “Nothing liberates...

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