Homeless Assistance Program

We support individuals facing homelessness with the emphasis on the South Sudanese population. There has been an increase in homelessness within Calgary’s South Sudanese community. According to research on homelessness in Calgary, bad childhood events are a major cause of homelessness, addiction, and mental illness.

As a result, standard community support and services are insufficient to meet these individuals’ needs and necessities. NILECAPD takes a holistic approach to meeting the needs of this population by offering talks and support about mental health to people who are homeless.

We facilitate conversations and subtle culturally relevant interventions to help encourage dialogues. During these discussions we offer a hot beverage, tea, coffee, and snacks for breakfast and lunch four days a week for persons experiencing extreme insecurity, such as hunger.

We also provide a free home-cooked meal and entertainment twice a month. Other items provided include basic necessities such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, showers, clothing, a laundry service, and toiletries.
Our focus is to address the long-term needs of homeless individuals and help them transition into stable housing.

Thank you Calgary Foundation!

Our work through this program would not be possible without the support of the Calgary Foundation. Together we are able to help support the community of homeless South Sudanese people in Calgary.

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President and CEO

Bayak started his philanthropic career by working with different communities in and outside South Sudan. He has served as an organizational community leader in Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, and Canada.He pioneered the establishment of NILECAPD in 2014 with an aim and passion of serving his fellow people in South Sudan.

He graduated from the University of Cavendish in Uganda with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Mr. Puoch attained a certificate in Theology from the Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) in Lokichogio, Kenya and is currently serving as a Spiritual Boot Camp (SBC) representative in the USA.

“As an architect and founder of NILE CAPD, I had a privilege to serve humanity. It’s in this capacity that gives me the energy every single day to do that by lending helping hands to the most vulnerable people in South Sudan”. ~ Bayak Chuol Puoch