Flagship Build to Open in December

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 […]

Calgary Homeless Foundation to launch community data hub

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 […]

The James House welcomes 27 homeless and vulnerable Calgarians home with virtual opening

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.

Kootenay Lodge, a New Bridge Housing Program in Calgary

Approximately 40 Calgarians will be moved out of homelessness and into long-term housing by March 31, 2021, thanks to a new bridge housing program in a Martindale apartment building. The program will see individuals receive temporary housing at Kootenay Lodge with on-site support services so they can quickly and successfully move from the emergency shelter system […]

Kootenay Lodge, a new bridge housing program allows individuals to quickly move from shelters to a home

Approximately 40 Calgarians will be moved out of homelessness and into long-term housing by March 31, 2021, thanks to a new bridge housing program in a Martindale apartment building. The program will see individuals receive temporary housing at Kootenay Lodge with on-site support services so they can quickly and successfully move from the emergency shelter system […]

Program Spotlight: Diversion Work in Calgary’s Homeless-Serving Sector

What does diversion mean? Diversion means that people are directed away from emergency shelters into some form of housing. What does diversion look like? Diversion programs exist for people who have recently become homeless and have only just entered Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care. It often happens at the shelter door as a conversation with […]

We can’t talk about societal change without talking about homelessness

Originally published 08/14/2020 by Calgary Heraldhttps://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-we-cant-talk-about-societal-change-without-talking-about-homelessness Twenty-seven years ago, I began my career serving people as a social worker with Catholic Family Service. During that time, I developed a deep reverence for those experiencing vulnerability. From mental health programs, affordable counselling, and marriage preparation, to teaching life skills to teen parents and helping adult learners […]

CHF’s New President & CEO, Patricia Jones

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s (CHF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Jones as CHF’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 10, 2020. Following a Canada-wide recruitment process led by Leaders International Executive Search, Patricia was identified as the ideal visionary leader to propel CHF’s mission forward during this pivotal […]

CHF Leadership Transition UPDATE

06/17/2020 On the week of June 15, the Selection Committee of CHF’s Board of Directors announced the Appointment of CHF’s new President and CEO. Click here to see more 05/06/2020 On the week of April 27, the Selection Committee of CHF’s Board of Directors met with Leadership International Executive Search. The search firm has identified […]

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