We know that strong, stable homes and relationships are critical to people’s success and wellbeing. That’s why preserving and reunifying families is at the heart of everything we do.
It’s also why we strive to offer our programs and services in a home or a home-like environment. After all, home is where people feel a sense of connection, where lasting habits are best formed, and where real change often begins. Whether biological or chosen, it’s the relationships—the deep bonds—that make people feel at home. These bonds are critical to helping young people (and adults) feel supported on their journey of growth. We build resilient families and communities by giving children, youth, parents and caregivers the tools, training and support needed to learn, heal and grow stronger together.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, all of our programs – including our Indigenous programs – were forced to shut down in-person activities. But, we knew how important it was for our clients to stay connected, so we quickly pivoted to offer our renowned drumming and healing circles online.
Thanks to community members like you, we’ve been able to change over 50,000 lives in the last twenty years. This means that children have been able to experience new things through our summer camp. This means that struggling moms have found the support they need to face their challenges and keep their families together. This means that babies have been kept at home, surrounded and loved by their families.
Closer to Home Receives Astounding Community Support After Its Urgent Call for Adopt-a-Family
At the end of November, Closer to Home was faced with a never-before-seen situation in their…
Holiday Parenting Tips!
For some parents, the holiday season is about having some festive fun and being surrounded by loved ones; however, for others, this time of the year can be really stressful and nerve-racking. As adults, we may have become resilient to…
Urgent Call for Donations to Adopt-a-Family Program – Deadline is Dec. 10, 2021
This year, Closer to Home has identified a record number of families needing support through…
Adopt-a-Family: Making a Difference This Holiday Season
The holidays are a special time for families. For many of us, they are some of our…
Behind our New Website
Have you noticed something different? That’s right; our website has changed!
We knew it was time to revamp our website to match our new look and feel brand inspired by our logo (brand) launch which happened on August 30. Our goal for creating…
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
In 2008 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was founded to provide those affected…
Unanimous Land Use Approval Vote by City of Calgary Councillors.
Closer to Home Community Services Receives a Unanimous Land Use Approval Vote by City of Calgary Councillors.
With a unanimous City Councilors vote, Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is excited to announce the approval of land use for their future six-story home. The land use approval means that…
Closer to Home has a new look!
Out with the old and in with the new!
Closer to Home’s (CTH) branding has been reimagined with a refreshed colour palette and an energetic and contemporary look. The new logo was approved by our Board in June 2021 with a look…
Every Child Matters
The discovery in May 2021 of the remains of 215 children in Kamloops has brought to the forefront the tragedy of the residential school system and the systemic oppression of Indigenous peoples.
Closer to Home mourns alongside the…
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