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The Alpha ministries, located in north-central Edmonton, support men and women who are in active recovery from drug or alcohol addictions.

  • Alpha for men is a nine bed facility with three separate suites
  • Alpha for women is a six bed facility with three separate suites

Alpha Program

The Goals of the Alpha ministry

  • The Alpha ministries offer support to persons with substance use issues in maintaining sobriety, socially acceptable norms of behavior, reintegration into their families and society, as well as planning for their future.
  • Accepted applicants live in furnished apartments and are responsible for maintaining their own suites, including cooking and cleaning. Clients purchase their own groceries, cable and telephone.
  • Residents can stay in the ministry for up to one year as they stabilize: maintain sobriety, find employment, build new connections including substance-free relationships, and re-establish themselves in the community.
  • Residents are expected to find and maintain employment, attend school or attend day ministries/counselling to learn more about their addictions.
  • It is the purpose of the ministries to have men and women live in a community-based setting, while ensuring that support is available. Beyond the support of the Ministry Worker, the residents are supported to foster connections with one another and to hold one another accountable.
  • Individuals can self-refer or be referred by a treatment professional in the community.

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The Alpha ministries offer

  • Shared, furnished accommodations
  • Individualized client support and advocacy
  • A positive living environment that focuses on recovery
  • Connection to community resources including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous depending on client need.

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Eligibility Requirements

Residents must abstain from drugs or alcohol and be involved with a 12 step program in the community. Most clients have already completed treatment or a length of stay in another recovery house.

If you are eligible to receive these services, please reach out to Catholic Social Services today.

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