Operating since 1983, The George Spady Society offers overnight shelter, detoxification, treatment referral, interim housing, clinical services and housing first.
The George Spady Society’s Medical Detox is a 35-bed unit located at the George Spady Centre in Edmonton’s downtown core. The Medical Detox provides individuals with a safe, fully medically supported space to withdraw from substances, stabilize their health and receive referrals to treatment facilities, mental health supports, and housing. Clients receive self-directed individualized care with the support of the Detox team which includes physicians, nursing staff, addiction counsellors, social workers, and support staff.
Clinical Access Team (CAT)
CAT is a multi-disciplinary outreach team that provides highly individualized support services to chronically homeless individuals who have been housed through a Homeward Trust Program and require intensive clinical support to maintain their housing.
By linking participants to care provision along a harm reduction continuum, the Team can offer access to mental health, physical health, substance use and meaningful daily activity, wellness supports and services where barriers otherwise exist.
The Housing First Team houses and supports individuals referred by Homeward Trust Edmonton’s Coordinated Access service. The Team helps individuals obtain permanent housing in the Edmonton area and provides them with ongoing support to maintain their housing. The emphasis is on integrating individuals back into the community and linking them with local services.