Blog

Liza and Tessie’s Story

Liza and Tessie’s Story

Five years ago, Liza and her husband Nathan moved to Calgary from the Philippines. Liza was pregnant at the time and was excited to start a new life with her new family in Canada.

read more
Jordan’s Story

Jordan’s Story

On an unseasonably hot day in June, Jordan visited The Alex Youth Health Centre. She’d heard about The Alex years ago from a friend, but didn’t know much about it. As she bled from her wrist that afternoon, it was the only place she could think of to go.

read more
Nutrition and comfort are the keys to recovery for Alex youth

Nutrition and comfort are the keys to recovery for Alex youth

A warm meal and a welcoming smile – these are two of the simplest and most effective ways to connect with youth who may be dealing with the challenges of poverty, trauma, homelessness, mental illness, or addiction. Our neighbours and supporters, Spartan Controls, have shown their understanding of this by providing hundreds of healthy meals in partnership with Fit Kitchen over the past year to The Alex Youth Health Centre.

read more
Our Pandemic Year

Our Pandemic Year

Responding to shifting guidelines, overcoming technical hurdles, building new programs, maintaining our areas of strength and ensuring our teams are safe, both physically and emotionally – this has been the drumbeat of the last twelve months at The Alex.

read more
Social Work at The Alex: Colin’s Story

Social Work at The Alex: Colin’s Story

It was a day like any other day for Colin. He woke up on someone else’s couch, put on the hoodie and jeans he’d been wearing for two weeks, and quietly walked out the front door. It wasn’t unusual for him to go without breakfast, or any meal for that matter.

read more