About The Alex
The Alex is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.
We know that good health is the complete state of physical, mental, emotional and economic well-being. We cannot enjoy whole health when we are hungry, when we are in chronic pain, when we don’t have a roof over our head, when we feel disconnected from our community, when we are living in poverty. And fixing one of these issues while ignoring the rest is just a band-aid solution.
The Alex breaks down access and social barriers and tailors our services to meet individuals’ needs. From babies to seniors, our clients are as unique and special as the care they receive.
Our focus is crisis prevention, and our team of professionals work hard to step in before long-term interventions are needed, giving preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment. Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have saved millions in taxpayer dollars by moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.
visits to Alex Health Centres in 2016-17
It’s fun, it’s neat, it’s dynamic, it’s always challenging. I think that’s one of the amazing things about The Alex – to look and find where services aren’t being implemented and where the needs are and if that’s not working, let’s find a new and innovative way to make that happen!