The Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre, or SORCe, is a location where people can access programs and services that address their current situation. SORCe offers information; provides an initial assessment to determine a person’s need; will offer counseling as required; facilitate referrals for individuals to a range of programs and services that responds to their unique circumstances; and transports people to agencies when appropriate.
To work together as a community to ensure people will be connected to services, supports and solutions.
SORCe is a grassroots initiative supported by community-based organizations which work together to enhance capacity and leverage existing resources to help people and build a stronger community. The fundamental operating principles of SORCe are to:
- Improve the availability of and access to services; and
- Improve the coordination of services.
SORCe was developed under the guidance of a Community Leadership Group (CLG) comprised of the United Way; Calgary Homeless Foundation; Alpha House; Drop-In Centre; The Alex; Neighbourlink; Office of the Chief Crown Prosecutor; Chief Probation Officer Calgary; The City of Calgary’s Community & Neighbourhood Services and Animal & Bylaw Services; Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services.