Inner City Project

Year Published:  1977  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX459

Inner City Project is a Drop-In Centre for Skid-Row people sponsored by the Catholic Church in Calgary.

Abstract:  Inner City Project is a drop-in centre for skid-row people sponsored by the Catholic Church in Calgary. It is the only service of the Catholic Church to skid-row in Calgary. The Project is used by about 125 people a day. They range in age from teens to elderly and are mostly men and transient. It is a storefront-style operation with cards and coffee in a city-owned building. Adjacent to it, in the same building, are other projects like a clothing and furniture depot operated by a group of native women where some ex-cons can work off part of their time. The Centre is staffed by a small group of women and a few volunteers. At the moment, they have some placements from the school of social work and a group of street workers paid by the city and operating out of the Centre in the evenings. The centre staff are hoping that the street workers will be able to identify more clearly some of the gaps in city service to these people, especially housing, medical, and social services. Thus, they may be able to influence the adminstration of city policy as represented in a provincial and city study of the urban core and completed earlier this year. The area has no local detox service and no halfway house.

Organization profile published in Connexions digest 1977

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