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.
In May 2021, The Alex hosted it’s first ever Stuff the (Mobile Health) bus at the Genesis Centre!
Getting vaccinated is the most effective means of protecting yourself, your loved ones and the community from COVID-19.
Congratulations to Dr. Deb Putnam and Dr. Jeremy deBruyn for well-deserved recognition!
For the past year, The Alex has been deeply involved in the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on supporting Calgary’s most vulnerable people.
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.
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.
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.
If I was to go back in time and give my younger self some advice it would be this: Don’t let others tell you you can’t do it. You can do it.
How The Alex Rec Therapists use activities to promote healing, community integration, and overall improve quality of life.
The Alex Dental Health Bus visits underserved communities in Calgary, educating kids ages 6-24 on the importance of dental hygiene and providing preventative services such as sealants and fluoride treatments.
Every day at The Alex Community Health Centre is unpredictable. Who will need us to advocate for their housing? Who will ask for a food referral? Who needs that extra time spent to just talk, and have someone listen?