Try Dry: Sober January

40 amazing people across the country are going alcohol and drug free (not including medication) to raise funds for the DOAP team!

YOU can support this amazing, life saving service by donating to Try Dry throughout January!

The Doap Team

Downtown Outreach Addiction Partnership

The DOAP Team is mobile response to street level addiction and public intoxication, serving a unique need within Calgary. As an essential mobile and outreach service, our members travel throughout the city, to assist people under the influence of drugs or alcohol who need help navigating shelter, detox, medical services, housing and other programs and resources.

Why are we fundraising for the DOAP Team?

Due to funding cuts, the DOAP team will need $20,000/month until March 31st, 2020 to keep their teams on the street for the critical winter months, which they are committing to.

As of April 1st, 2020, the DOAP team needs $200,000/year to keep one team on the streets. The DOAP Team and Alpha House are committed to finding the funding necessary to keep at least one team on the street and building the program back up from there. 

Boring Little Girls Club Disclaimer

The Boring Little Girls Club is facilitating, not participating, in Try Dry: Sober January. We are encouraging participants to go sober (drug and alcohol free – not including medication) for the month of January, however we do not have the capacity to monitor participants. We are not the sobriety police. We have faith that people are taking this seriously. 

Our main goal is to raise funds for the amazing work the DOAP Team is doing and through that we will also be:

  • Creating visibility and raising awareness surrounding living a sober life, substance use habits and mental health
  • Instigating conversation and education surrounding sobriety, substance use and mental health
  • Attempting to reduce stigma surrounding substance use, addiction and mental health
  • Celebrating the people and organizations that are actively working in front line services to help and support our most vulnerable citizens