Top 10 Myths About Foster Care

1. I can’t be a foster parent, because I don’t have parenting experience. Truth: No parenting experience is needed to become a foster parent. Many people with various backgrounds choose fostering. Although parenting experience is not necessary, you will need to meet certain criteria and participate in screening and assessment for Read more

2019-05-27T12:34:30-06:00May 9th, 2019|

You Make a Difference!

Thank you to our donors and volunteers who supported Closer to Home in the last quarter (January 1 to March 31, 2019): Alggin Employees Amy Heidman Arlene Oostenbrink Bailey Rivard Barb Henning Brett Shikaze Burwood Distillery Calgary Firefighters Charitable Foundation Gala Calgary Food Bank Calgary Foundation Calgary Herald Christmas Fund Read more

2019-05-27T12:34:30-06:00May 9th, 2019|

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Improving Mental Health in Vulnerable Communities

Minoush Rafie (above left), Coordinator of the West Central Community Resource Centre, says it takes time and trust for people to feel comfortable opening up, especially about mental health concerns. (Photo Courtesy: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald) “If you don’t address the root of the problem, it will just Read more

2019-05-27T12:34:30-06:00February 7th, 2019|

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