Encampments that are reported to ARCHES are addressed in the following ways:
Citizens see an encampment and report it to COAP Encampment Services by calling 403-915-3572.
The COAP Encampment Team goes out and assesses the encampment for people, biohazardous material, litter and other debris.
A notice is left at the encampment that notifies individuals that the camp will be dismantled in 72 hours and that COAP will be stopping by to do an assessment of the encampment and work with the individuals in the encampment to access social and health services.
COAP will complete a reassessment with the individuals at the encampment to provide support and access to health and social services.
Once the individuals at the encampment have been connected to the appropriate services, the encampment is dismantled and the encampment is cleared.
This all is done within 72 hours of the initial report.