Working together with Alpha House
Alpha House is a non-profit charitable agency that provides safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies. Established in 1981, as a safe place for men and women struggling with health issues such as addictions, mental health, and physical health; Alpha House is an essential support in our city.
Since May 2015 Calgary Meals on Wheels has partnered with the United Way of Calgary & Area to provide Alpha House with quality, nutritional meals to more than 60 of their residents, 6 days per week. With consistent nutritional support the residents have shown signs of improvements in; eating habits, health, overall well-being, and mood. The level of stress among the staff has decreased as they no longer have to prepare meals and determine a meal plan, leaving them with more time to provide additional one-on-one time with the residents.
“Our partnership with Meals on Wheels has been significant in ensuring the nutritional needs of our clients. As a result, their overall health and quality of care are greatly improved.” - Kathy Christiansen, Executive Director – Alpha House
Our Group Meal Program is a great fit for our partnership with Alpha House. This program is designed to provide a nutritional and very affordable option to any community groups in Calgary and area. This includes; schools, non-profit organizations, service groups and more.