Adopt-a-Family 2021 is open!
Every year Closer to Home’s Adopt-a-Family program provides gift cards to over 400 vulnerable families in Calgary, so they can purchase food, basic necessities and gifts during the holiday season.
Closer to Home
Building Resilient Families and Communities
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.
900 Parents and caregivers served in 2020
1,200 Children and youth supported in 2020
40+ Family and community programs
75+ Community partner organizations
Virtual Drumming Circles
Staying Connected During COVID-19
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.
How You Can Make a Difference
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.
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…