The Alex provides thoughtful, comprehensive health, housing and social supports to vulnerable Calgarians. We serve a community with complex health needs, often the result of poverty, trauma, homelessness, or addiction. Whole Health is the goal.
With COVID-19, we are working tirelessly to adapt and re-organize our entire operation to create new ways of supporting our community. Your support is helping us to re-align and integrate our programs and services to meet the most pressing needs. Physical distancing is necessary, but social distancing would be a terrible blow to our vulnerable community.
We have had to cease our group food and social programs and are rolling out a NEW SOCIAL DISPATCH CENTRE which involves the re-deployment of our food, social and wellness staff.
With your help and through this new Centre, we will provide essential, safe and sustainable supports during COVID-19. This includes information and outreach services to provide food, basic needs and supports to reduce isolation.
Your funds will be used for physical and mental health services, social and basic needs supports, food and wellness programming with no physical contact. You will help us prepare and provide meals, purchase and deliver hygiene items and medication, and use technology to reach out and provide virtual mental health support and connection.