Inner-city Drop-in Centre and Other Services

Boyle Street’s Drop-in Centre is located in the agency’s main offices at 10116 – 105 Avenue. The Drop-in provides a safe, welcoming and comfortable space for people to visit and access a variety of services, including meals, recreation, and support. For many, the Drop-in is a starting point, as well as a place for coffee and companionship. During peak times, when winter is at its coldest, we see an average of 500 people come through our doors daily, and all are welcome.

Summer hours (May 1 to October 31) are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Winter hours (November 1 to April 30) are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week

On-Site Services:

  • Personal products such as soap, shampoo and feminine hygiene products
  • Clothing vouchers
  • Prescriptions pickup
  • Referrals to Lens Crafters for eyeglasses, help connecting to medical care, VON foot-care
  • Help finding legal and counselling services
  • Assistance completing forms and access to a Commissioner of Oaths
  • Recreation such as karaoke, bingo, dances and art
  • Major events such as Thanksgiving dinner supported by NAIT’s culinary program students, beef dinners provided by Edmonton’s Muslim community, round dances, and National Aboriginal Day celebrations

Other Adult Services

    As soon as our community members enter our building there’s support available including:

  • Intake and referral co-ordinators link visitors with services and programs
  • Free telephones and help with long-distance calls, computers and Internet
  • Bus tickets and medical appointments
  • Referrals to Sleep Country for beds
  • ID program and storage – right now Boyle Street is storing more than 800 personal IDs and other important documents for our community members
  • Mail and phone messages – Boyle Street’s offices are the official address for hundreds of homeless people
  • Cultural advisor who helps aboriginal community members meet their cultural needs
  • Residential Schools support workers help clients obtain compensation and link them up with other supports, including ongoing counseling
  • Adult resource coordinators, including support for new Canadians

 

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