Tsuu T’ina Chief Lee Crowchild, Elders and community members gather to bless and formally open the newly expanded men’s shelter, Nihinasagha
Thanks to a Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) capital grant of $77,320 in October 2018, the Tsuu T’ina Men’s Shelter, Nihinasagha (“Our Home”), was able to renovate and expand their kitchen and living area, improving quality of life and the programming for residents. The shelter, which opened in 2009, provides a variety of short-term and long-term programming for Tsuu T’ina men. The spacious, modern kitchen acts as a gathering place and community hub, and is equipped with a large pantry which supplies food to residents as well as to community women and children.
The community came together to build the shelter, and Tsuu T’ina Nation hopes to expand services to the entire community, including women, children, people with disabilities, and youth aging out of foster care. Supporting people close to home means that they will be able to find and pursue opportunities available in their community, without having to travel to Calgary and surrounding communities to access supports and resources.. Every program participant is assigned individual responsibilities and is treated with dignity, giving them the best possible chance to succeed. These proud men all work together to maintain their beautiful home.