Who We Are

Alpha House has a long history of innovating and evolving to meet the changing needs of our clients, the community, and the increasing complexities of homelessness and drug use in Southern Alberta.

Alpha House Society was established in 1981 as a committed response to a marginalized population of men and women who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs and living vulnerable on the streets.

We have been operating in Lethbridge since 2019.

Who We AreOur services make up a continuum of care to meet clients where they are at and provide a variety of options to help clients improve their circumstances. The scope of our work is a direct intersection of homelessness, addiction, and mental and physical health issues. We undertake programs to support vulnerable individuals while simultaneously having a positive impact on the broader community through dedicated responses to social issues.

For 40 years, we have helped people with addictions. Innovation is at the core of what we do as we look to respond to the ever-changing needs of those we serve and the broader Southern Alberta community.


To provide safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies


  • September 2019 – opened a 15-bed, then 30-bed shelter for individuals under the influence
  • March 2020 – took on full operations of the existing Lethbridge Shelter
  • November 2020 – opened Stabilization Centre
  • December 2020 – began operating isolation program for unhoused individuals with COVID-19 exposure
  • December 2020 – began operating a transitional housing program to support those experiencing homelessness into stable housing environments

Annual Reports

Past Alpha House Newsletters

Alpha House acknowledges the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the traditional territories of the Blackfoot: Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, and the Tsuut’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda: Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to note that Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.