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Closer to Home Community Services opens new Family Resource Network to serve vulnerable children, youth and families in North Central Calgary

May 21, 2020 Closer to Home's North Central Family Resource Network is currently under construction in Beddington Heights. After 25 years supporting thousands of vulnerable children, youth and families through its West Central Family Resource Centre, Closer to Home Community Services has opened a new Family Resource Network Read more

2020-05-21T15:59:42-06:00May 21st, 2020|

An Update from Our CEO

Karen Olivier, Chief Executive Officer at Closer to Home, provides an update on how Closer to Home is adapting to support children, youth and families during the pandemic. She is also extending gratitude to all our supporters and well-wishers who have reached out to Closer to Home during this Read more

2020-05-21T10:44:13-06:00May 21st, 2020|

Top 5 Benefits of Maintaining Routines with Your Children During the Pandemic

By Bessie Dudu and Danielle Mayer With the implementation of public health and safety measures such as quarantine and physical distancing to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are coming to terms with adjusting to a new way of going about our daily lives. The extended Read more

2020-05-21T10:16:32-06:00May 21st, 2020|

Thank You!

Thank you to our donors who gave to Closer to Home from January 1 to March 31, 2020. Aida Rafie Alan and Heather Jones Alggin Employees Align Association of Community Services Amy Heidman Arlene Oostenbrink Aubrecht Family Bailey Rivard Barb Henning Blasetti Broyles Bloxham LLP Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids Read more

2020-05-21T10:15:50-06:00May 21st, 2020|

More than a Helping Hand: Supporting Families with a Holistic Approach

Written by Bessie Dudu Mary* is a single mother of three children. After leaving a domestic violence situation in their previous home, she struggled for two years to hold down a full-time job and take care of her children. Her mental health deteriorated and she eventually lost her job last Read more

2020-02-07T15:15:06-06:00February 12th, 2020|

Message from Our CEO

I want to thank you for helping us to serve over 1,500 Calgarians in need this past holiday season! But our work doesn’t stop after the holidays. We are committed to a holistic approach to working with families that looks deeper into their challenges, and how they can best be Read more

2020-02-07T15:12:35-06:00February 12th, 2020|

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