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UPDATE – Our Latest Housing and Diversion Stats

October 1, 2021 Together, between March 1, 2020 and September 27, 2021, we have helped 3,276 individuals and families find their way home. During this time, 1,567 individuals and families were diverted from homelessness, and 1,709 individuals and families were housed. August 31, 2021 Together, between March 1, 2020 and August 29, 2021, we have helped 3,132 individuals and […]

Homeless-serving Sector Launches Innovative Partnership

Rapid Care Counselling quickly connects people to mental health support   COVID-19 has been hard on all of us, but imagine what it’s like when you don’t have a home and are experiencing mental health challenges, all at the same time. People living without a home or in emergency shelters have been disproportionately affected by […]

“When you go out of your way to help someone else, it lifts everyone up”

Musical duo donates t-shirt sales             Misgana and Ans own a local clothing company, and have direct a portion of their sales to Calgary Homeless Foundation. At Calgary Homeless Foundation, we’re inspired by you – our community donors – and we’re always eager to know why you connect to our work and how you learned about us. That’s […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

Throughout the past year, we have experienced collective challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic unlike anything many of us have witnessed in our lifetime. But together, we have also experienced resiliency, humility, a newfound gratitude for connection, and a heightened awareness of the importance of a home for health and well-being. As we reflect on […]

The Unique Experience of a Woman without a Home

This International Women’s Day, #ChooseToChallenge the gender inequity arising in the experience of homelessness. Women face unique challenges when they do not have a home. Read on to learn more – and consider supporting some of the women-serving organizations in Calgary listed below. FACT: Women are less likely to be recognized in homelessness data[1] According […]

Calgary Homeless Foundation, CUPS and Catholic Family Service launch a new Rapid Care Counselling pilot to connect Calgarians experiencing homelessness with mental health supports

Calgary’s homeless-serving sector is launching another innovative partnership that will pair participants in the Homeless-Serving System of Care with mental health supports when they need it most.   There are currently 621 individuals, families and youth experiencing homelessness who are awaiting housing on Calgary’s triage list. Of these individuals, 78.4 per cent have identified mental health challenges or concerns.  To support these individuals, Calgary Homeless Foundation, CUPS, and […]

Giving Tuesday: A message from Patricia Jones, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation

On Tuesday, December 1, our community is celebrating Giving Tuesday, a global movement for giving and volunteering that takes place each year after Black Friday.

If you feel inspired by our work, we would be grateful if you would remember us—or any other agency that inspires you. Or simply take a few moments to engage in small acts of kindness. How we give back matters less than the change we hope to see.

Thank you for caring about our community and for your partnership as a supporter of our work. 

The Triveri House opens its doors in time for the holidays, welcoming 38 homeless and vulnerable youth home 

On November 19, 2020, Calgary Homeless Foundation and its community partners celebrated the opening of The Triveri House, which will provide 38 youth with a warm, safe place to call home.   The opening included the launch of a new microsite, featuring a video that provides an exclusive peek into the building itself, and insight from those who made the building a reality.    A Place of Stability for Youth  The Triveri House, which offers 37 units and one transitional suite, is located in Calgary’s Forest […]

2021 Trail Blazer Breakfast

Join us at The Trail Blazer Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Every year, Calgary Homeless Foundation connects leaders, innovators and philanthropists at The Trail Blazer Breakfast to address issues of poverty and homelessness.    This year, we are pleased to present Lieutenant-General (Ret) The Honourable Roméo Dallaire as our keynote speaker.    A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is a respected author, government and UN advisor, former Canadian […]