Our Programs

Calgary Dream Centre is a critical lifeline for men and women caught in the cycles of homelessness and addiction, providing hope and a chance at a better life. Our programs are only possible with the support of our donors and volunteers. There are many ways to support what we do-from volunteering to making a gift. By donating your time, your funds, or your compassion, you can help us grow and extend our reach to touch the lives of many more people.

Men’s Recovery

Our Living in Recovery program is the first major step that someone takes toward life change. It’s a seven week intensive program that helps men overcome their addictions and build the foundation for a strong, healthy life. Accommodations, meals, counseling, Twelve Step Meetings and other supports are all a part of this program.

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Youth Program

Youth in Recovery is specifically geared towards young men between the ages of 18-25 and tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant. It includes dialectical behaviour therapy, relapse prevention, addiction counseling, case management, process groups and living in balance training. Everyone is also invited to go on a life-affirming, group-bonding and recovery-focused camping trip!

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Women’s Recovery

In January 2016, we extended our transformational care to address the unique needs of women, opening our first Women’s Recovery Home. In partnership with Aventa, we provide a safe, affordable home to women who are struggling with addiction. The program provides education, support and guidance to promote holistic health.

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Families

Addiction is a struggle for not only for an addict, but for their family and friends. There is something better for those who have loved ones that struggle with addiction. The ReVisioning Your Family program at the Calgary Dream Centre provides you with an experience that will help you find hope and healing for your family and your loved ones. This process, led by our Education Coordinator will support your family’s need towards a healthy recovery.

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From living on the streets to coming to the Calgary Dream Centre, the biggest transition was getting regular meals. The meals gave me the fuel to keep going and focus on my recovery. And eating together with everyone brought us all together and helped us build a community.


Transitional Housing

Our Living in Wellness program is a transitional program that offers affordable, supported living along with aftercare, case management and counselling. It provides the foundation that people who are trying to recover need, so they can eventually move into longer-term housing and become more self-sufficient.

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Long-Term Community Housing

Living in Community is the next step after Living in Wellness, for people who are ready to be more independent. It’s a scattered housing model that offers an affordable, long-term solution with ongoing support, for those who are vulnerable in Calgary. It’s a great step toward reintegration into society and making a full recovery into a life of purpose.

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I have never known the community, support, and love that I’ve found here at the Dream Centre. It’s helped me turn into the woman that I always knew I could be.


Meals

Every day at the Dream Centre, our wonderful kitchen team creates three hearty meals for our guests. The nutrition provides strength and the act of sharing it together is comforting and encouraging for our guests. Regular meals are an important part of a healthy routine and we believe that transformation can start with a meal in community.

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Transformation through these programs is only possible with the support of people like you! Explore further to learn more about how you can help the Dream Centre grow.

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