The Alex has been a key player in a system-wide response to providing a safe, medically supported space for those experiencing homelessness.
The Assisted Self-Isolation Site (ASIS) is a collaboration between The Alex, Calgary Homeless Foundation, HomeSpace, and CUPS. The rooms are for those who have tested positive, are waiting for test results, have symptoms or have come into contact with a known case and don’t have a home where they can properly isolate. The staff provide not only medical support, but also mental health and addiction resources.
Through tremendous efforts of the frontline teams, ASIS opened within one week of funding support from the Government of Alberta, and we have already seen an incredible collaboration across the city, as shelters and hospitals refer in to the program.
A recent client at the ASIS was unable to be with his family who live in Claresholm. He thanked our staff for being supportive, accommodating and filling the role his family would’ve for him. He was proud that he has been clean for the duration of being at ASIS and that this has been exactly what he needed at this time.
Alex Associate Director Jen Eyford preps the team on intake processes.
Inside one of the prepared suites.
Front desk team prepares for new arrivals.
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