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 / Read More
Trail Blazer Breakfast 2021: Tickets available now! Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire Trail Blazer Breakfast is Calgary Homeless Foundation’s annual marquee fundraiser event. Join us VIRTUALLY on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, as we connect business and community leaders, philanthropists, thought leaders and members of the homeless system of care – individuals who / Read More
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 / Read More
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 / Read More
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 According / Read More
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 / Read More
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.
As COVID-19 numbers rise, our monitoring of the COVID-19 situation is ongoing. We continue to follow and implement the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Federal, Provincial, and Municipal government guidelines towards taking appropriate precautions regarding our day-to-day work. We remain actively involved in working with the Government of / Read More
Growing up in small-town Alberta, it never occurred to me that people might not have a home. I was raised in a large family on a farm: we didn’t have a lot of money, but I always had a place where I felt safe and loved. This is not the reality for 80,000 Calgarians who struggle to / Read More
May 4, 2021 Between March 1 ,2020 and April 22, 2021, 1,062 individuals and families were successfully diverted from homelessness at an average rate of 76 per month. In addition, 1,296 individuals and families were housed at an average rate of 93 per month. This means that, as a result of our community’s efforts, 2,358 individuals and families no longer experience homelessness. March 2, 2021 / Read More