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.
1772 Adults served
2455 Children and youth supported
45+ 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 65,000 lives in the last twenty-five 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.
Urgent Call for Donations to Closer to Home’s Adopt-a-Family Initiative as Community Need Soars.
Last year, Closer to Home's Adopt-a-Family saw a record number of families registered, but the need has increased by 40% this year. Without financial help from Calgarians now, Closer to Home will have to turn families away without providing support during the holidays. As of today, there are 640 families registered for…
Supporting Vulnerable Kids, Families and Communities
Please see Karen Olivier's speech below:
"We would like to thank the Government of Alberta, and Minister Amery, for inviting CTH to speak…
Closer to Home to support Calgary families in 45 new affordable townhouse units in Seton
Opening spring 2023, families at risk of homelessness will find housing and wrap-around supports for a new start.
(Calgary, AB – November 15, 2022) – Closer to Home Community Services (Closer to Home) is the successful applicant for the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s latest proposal to provide case…