Creating a world without homelessness can feel daunting, but there are lots of small ways you can help someone who is experiencing homelessness in our city.
What can I do if someone asks for money?
It’s your money; it’s up to you how you spend it and up to them once it’s theirs!
But just looking someone in the eye when they are in a vulnerable situation makes a big difference.
Help with food and supplies
You can also offer groceries, lunch, or a hot drink.
They might not want it but will appreciate that you offered to help.
Direct them to SORCe
You can also tell them about SORCe, a referral service at City Hall station.
This team is trained to direct people to support services.
What can I do if I see someone sleeping outside?
If they appear peaceful but you still think they need help, you can call the Alpha House’s Encampment Team at 403.805.7388.
They will connect the person to housing and other resources.
I Heart Home refers to the collective group of homeless-serving agencies in the city—including Calgary Homeless Foundation—that have teamed up to help people experiencing homelessness in our city.
If you want to donate, volunteer or otherwise support our community partners, please visit the I Heart Home page to learn more about them!
Calgary Homeless Foundation
Rocky Mountain Plaza
Suite 1500, 615 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 4T8