DOAP TEAM

DOAP Team by Alpha House

Downtown Outreach Addictions Partnership (DOAP) Team
Categories: Crisis

The DOAP Team first went into action in 2005 and offers a collective response to substance abuse in Calgary communities. The DOAP Team is an alternative and more appropriate response to substance abuse issues and public intoxication, resulting in reduced pressure on Calgary Police Services (CPS), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Transit, Bylaw and local city hospitals. The team seeks to remove barriers for individuals with multiple risk factors, such as street issues, by coordinating access to a range of medical, shelter, housing, and addiction programs. Finding someone a safe place to stay creates the opportunity to connect them with the social support that could help facilitate a positive change for them.

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Crisis

  • DOAP Team

    The DOAP Team is an alternative and more appropriate response to substance abuse issues and public intoxication, resulting in reduced pressure on Calgary Police Services (CPS), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Transit, Bylaw and local city hospitals. The team seeks to remove barriers for individuals with multiple risk factors, such as street issues, by coordinating access to a range of medical, shelter, housing, and addiction programs. Finding someone a safe place to stay creates the opportunity to connect them with the social support that could help facilitate a positive change for them.

  • Encampment Team

    The Encampment Team reaches out to people who are sleeping rough and offers to provide them with assistance into housing. They also do intake for our housing programs and are trained to do SPDAT assessments for those looking to enter a Housing First program. They work closely with the City of Calgary Bylaw Services to help provide resources to this population.

  • Connect 2 Care Team

    Connect 2 is a partnership between Alpha House and CUPS Health and Education Centres. The team connects with homeless patients who are in hospital and helps support them with social and health care needs, both during their hospital stay and once they have been discharged into the community. The goal of the program is to reduce inappropriate use of the health care system while assisting with better health outcomes for this population.

  • DOAP-Executive-Summary-5-pages-Final.pdf