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Lending a hand at the DI

July 6th, 2010 by Leah Wong

This year, the Calgary Downtown Association summer teams are helping out at the DI serving lunch every other week.  Before volunteering for the first time, the Off the Wall and HOST teams were given a tour of the centre.

The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (DI for short) provides care and shelter while working to prevent homelessness by providing opportunities and support to help people rebuild their lives.

The DI originated in 1961, starting as a joint initiative of the Roman Catholic Diocese and the Calgary Interfaith Community Action Committee.  The groups split in 1977, and the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre Society was formed.  The current home DI building (423 - 4th Ave SE) opened in 2001. (more…)

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