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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|

Thank You!

Thank you to our donors and volunteers who supported Closer to Home in the last quarter (October 1 - December 31, 2019). Staff of Adventures in Scuba AHS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Alan and Heather Jones Alaris Royalty Corp. Alberta Distillers Ltd. AlphaBow Energy Ltd. Amy Heidman Anderson Family Andrew Read more

2020-02-07T15:18:16-06:00February 12th, 2020|

Thank You, Calgary!

Thanks to your support, 1,511 people were given the chance to have a magical holiday season, free from the added stress of holiday expenses. 350 donors gave more than $247,214 in gifts and grocery gift cards to families who needed a little extra support this Christmas. Your donations helped Read more

2020-01-30T12:20:44-06:00January 30th, 2020|

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