It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays can also be a difficult time of year for many Calgarians experiencing hardships. The added stress of gift-buying and special holiday meals can further impact families who are already struggling to make ends meet. In this time of economic uncertainty, it is especially important to lend a helping hand to our neighbours and spread some Christmas cheer. Learn about how you can help a family in need this holiday season.

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Donate Your Car to Closer to Home

Imagine the difference you can make in the lives of children and youth right here in Calgary. Donate A Car Canada now accepts vehicle, RV, boat or motorcycle donations for Closer to Home Community Services– and turns them into cash! When you choose to donate your vehicle, all the details are managed for you including… [Continue Reading]

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Make a Move, Make a Difference

Thinking of buying or selling your home? Now, you can change your address and help empower families at the same time. Closer to Home is thrilled to partner with Agents of Change, a new service that custom-matches you with the best real estate agent for your needs. The real estate agent contributes 20% of their… [Continue Reading]


What’s new at Closer to Home

Check out our most recent NEWSLETTER to learn about the latest activities, programs and services at Closer to Home Community Services…

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Become a Foster Parent

Imagine Sam, the child you are fostering, is at your door. Sam’s life began in a loving household but, at age seven, his life was turned upside down. His mom grew absent and his grandparents were unable to care for the young child. With no other extended family in his life, he was placed in… [Continue Reading]

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Host a Community Fundraiser

Imagine the difference you can make in the lives of children and youth right here in Calgary. You can help children from low-income families experience the excitement of summer camp. You can help youth separated from their families find a special place to call home until they can be reunited. You can help new parents… [Continue Reading]

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Alberta’s Promise Partnership

At Closer to Home, our promise to Alberta’s children and youth is to provide family-centred, strength-based services to ensure that children have healthy and safe living environments in which to grow and develop. And, in some cases, when families are separated, we promise to provide a place for children and youth to call home while… [Continue Reading]

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Become a Family Teacher

A new, exciting opportunity in your own home:  Become a Family Teacher You can make a difference in the life of a youth.  Closer to Home is seeking full-time, live-in Family Teachers. These positions, based in your own home, are ideal for an individual or couple looking to have a positive and lasting impact on… [Continue Reading]