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
March 2, 2021 Housing Since March 2020, 543 individuals and families were successfully diverted from homelessness at an average rate of 45 per month. In addition, 1,097 individuals and families were housed at an average rate of 91 per month. As a result of the community’s dedicated efforts, 1,640 individuals and families in Calgary are no longer experiencing homelessness. Rapid Care Counselling In partnership with CUPS and Catholic Family / Read More
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 / Read More
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 / Read More
Calgary Homeless Foundation and developer HomeSpace Society will celebrate the virtual opening of a new building in downtown Calgary on December 15, 2020 with a video featuring the stakeholders of the building, The 74-unit, nine-storey concrete tower, located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 9th Street, is the largest building in HomeSpace’s portfolio of thirty properties, as well as the first constructed of concrete and located in the Core. It is also the tenth build completed through the RESOLVE / Read More
Calgary Homeless Foundation is developing a Community Data Hub – an initiative that streamlines work for agencies and provides a fuller picture of people’s needs on their journey home. The purpose of the Community Data Hub is to free agencies from repetitive data entry, giving them more time with clients. Currently, agencies must enter information into our database, the Homeless Management Information System, as well as their own and those of other funders. This process is inefficient, and the reports we generate is limited and only produced every three / Read More
On October 22, 2020, CHF and its community partners celebrated the opening of The James House. This 27-unit building The James House, which offers 27 units in a building, owned and managed by HomeSpace Society, with supports provided by McMan Calgary & Area, will house vulnerable and homeless Calgarians and provide them with the supports they need to help them begin their journey towards health and independence.