empowering families to stay together

WHO We Are

Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is a charitable organization in Calgary that envisions a future where every child will belong to a family and feel valued and secure.

Empowering Families to Stay Together is the focus of everything we do.

Our family-centered, strength-based services ensure that children have stable, healthy and safe living environments in which to grow and develop. And in some cases, when families are separated, we provide a place for children and youth to call home while offering therapeutic support with the ultimate goal of family reunification.

  • Caroline, Alternate Teaching Parent

Making It Happen: Caroline, Alternate Teaching Parent

May 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Making It Happen: Caroline, Alternate Teaching Parent

One of the most common responses when someone hears about working in a group home is: “I couldn’t do that. It would be too hard.” For Caroline, an Alternate Teaching Parent at one of Closer to Home’s Community Teaching Homes, working with youth who have experienced trauma is certainly a challenge, but it’s also an opportunity to help them grow into successful, healthy, whole adults.

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  • Summer in the City

Strengthening Families and Communities with Summer in the City

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Cultural Connection: A Community of Spirituality and Support

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  • Donations needed

Most Needed In-Kind Donations: Spring 2017

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  • Parenting Column

How Can I Encourage My Child to Share?

May 16th, 2017|Comments Off on How Can I Encourage My Child to Share?