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Celebrating the Calgary Drop-In Centre’s 60th Anniversary

July 20, 2021

For six decades the DI has strived to help Calgary’s vulnerable, but what that help looks like has evolved over the years. What originally started as a place for lunch, coffee, and company has grown into something far bigger. We now work with Calgarians to find permanent housing solutions that fit their circumstances, whatever those might be.

First registered as a charity in April 1961, the DI began as an overnight shelter, providing beds to anyone in need. Since then, the DI has expanded beyond one building and now act as a re-entry point to housing. We provide essential care as well as health services and housing supports to help Calgarians find their way to a new home.

You can learn more by watching the first of our anniversary video series here: