Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Community Investors XI - The Alex

The eleventh non-profit highlighted in the CIES Community Investors Series is the Alex, The Alex is a not-for-profit community health network, deeply rooted in Calgary’s history, and as our city has grown, so has the Alex.

For over 40 years, The Alex has listened and responded to the needs of Calgarians. Born of a community response to the absence of health and social services, in the neighbourhoods of Inglewood and Ramsey, they connect people to the services and programs they require to improve their well-being and the health of their community.

Providing Primary Health Care and Housing First support to our most vulnerable neighbours, the Alex tackles tough health and social issues head-on.  Keeping their fingers firmly on the pulse of the community, they respond rapidly to bridge service gaps, through interventions that strengthen the resilience and potential of the communities they operate in.

The Alex believes health is a complete state of physical, mental, emotional and economic well-being; not just the absence of disease, thus making their priority to break down access and social barriers by tailoring our services to meet individuals’ needs. From babies to seniors, every client that the Alex is as unique and special as the care they receive.

As Calgary leaders in the provision of primary health care, they demonstrate that when we stop treating symptoms and focus on addressing the issues that contribute to illness, a healthy community is well within our reach.

CIES extends its gratitude for the incredible contribution the Alex makes to our city. They are a vital cog in the health of our community. For more information, along with volunteer and donation opportunities, please visit their website. 

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