When a donation is made to Simon House, the support is never confined only to one man. When donors give, they are also providing support and relief to every individual connected to a man in treatment at Simon House. We return sons to parents, brothers to their siblings, husbands to their wives, fathers to their children, and tax paying, pro-social employees to their employers and community.
As a whole, it costs society roughly $55,000.00 to $100,000.00 per year, to care for and manage one homeless individual in Calgary; this includes, police, ambulance, fire, emergency room visits, hospital stays and incarceration.
Incarceration stays in Alberta cost roughly $88,000.00 per individual per year, with costs for in-patient hospital care costing anywhere from $292,000 to $438,000 a year, or $800 to $1,200 per individual per day.
Simon House can house a man, support him in his pursuit of recovery, return him to the workforce, while keeping him out of jail and hospital for $20,000 per year.