Operation Friendship - Edmonton
Organization profile published 1984

Year Published:  1984
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX3004

OPERATION FRIENDSHIP is a social service agency that serves people 55 years of age and older in Edmonton's urban core. for many years there has been an identified need for safe housing for many of the alcoholic brain-damaged people we regluarly see.

Available housing alternatives are frequently either inaccessible or inappropriate for them and most care-settings will not readily accept them. And many choose to remain within the urban core in an independant setting.

In response to these needs has come a new facility which will include housing, a senior centre drop-in and offices for the agency itself. The drop-in is to be central in the complex, designed to be a focal point for both the complex and the community. The housing component is designed as ten households (cluster arrangement of four people per unit) all living under one roof. the internal designe of all the areas - housing and drop-in and offices - is a direct reflection of input from the clients themselves, volunteers, board of directors and staff. The facility will be a unique one in North America. We look forward to the opening of the facility in late summer of 1985.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.
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