Calgary Drop-In Centre
More Than an Emergency Shelter
The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is more than an emergency shelter. We provide essential care as well as health services, employment training, and housing supports to people who need help. Our programs and services connect people to permanent housing that meets their individual needs.
Rooted in community and fueled by kindness, the DI proudly serves as part of the Homeless-Serving System of Care, the Canadian Shelter Transformation Network, and we are in full support of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness initiative, Recovery For All.
We are a Housing-Focused Shelter
Long known as the “largest shelter in North America,”, the DI began its transformation to being a housing-focused emergency shelter in 2017. Rather than creating a long-term “home” for people in shelter, the agency invested in new programs and trained housing specialists to help people exit homelessness and find their way home. We are a Top 100 Charity
Out of the 84,000 recognized charities in Canada, the DI is proud to be recognized by both Charity Intelligence Canada and Maclean’s Magazine as one of the Top 100 Rated Charities in Canada. This is due in large part to our efforts to be accountable, financially transparent, and cost-efficient.