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So far Closer To Home has created 52 blog entries.

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 Read more

February 29th, 2016|

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 Read more

February 29th, 2016|

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. Read more

February 29th, 2016|

Thank You to Our Donors!

Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters from the last quarter (Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015): AECOM Canada - Quarry Park Office. Alggin Employees . Accurate MWD Systems Ltd. . Aida Rafie . Aileen Glasgow . Alberta Health Services Communications Staff  Andrew McQuiston . Barb Henning Read more

February 12th, 2016|

You did it! Thank you!

A special thank you to all our donors for once again coming together and supporting families during the Christmas season through our annual Adopt-a-Family campaign. Presented by McQuiston Executive Wealth Group, Adopt-a-Family supported 236 children across 96 families this year, and more than $64,000 in gifts were donated. Read more

February 12th, 2016|

Community Support Gives Hope in a Difficult Economy

It’s a situation many Calgary families are currently facing:  unanticipated job loss coupled with unexpected expenses, like the rising cost of groceries. A single mom of three kids, Sophia* found herself facing extreme financial strain after she lost her job. With the holidays quickly approaching, she worried she wouldn’t be able to give her children the Christmas they deserved. When she heard her children talking about what the other kids at school would be doing over the holidays, she found herself unable to even think about buying a turkey or preparing a special meal this year. She couldn’t afford to give her children the things they needed, let alone the things they wanted. Read more

February 12th, 2016|

A Message from Our CEO

2015 was a special year for Closer to Home, as we reflected on 20 years of learning and growing into the dynamic agency we are today. More than 50,000 people have walked through our doors over the years, but what it all comes down to for us is the stories of success and the knowledge that we are actually making a difference for families – that families feel stronger and empowered to move in a positive direction, and that kids have a safe place to call home. As we kick off 2016, we’ve recognized a critical need for foster homes that will help children Read more

February 12th, 2016|

7 Free Family Day Activities in Calgary

There’s no shortage of exciting Family Day events and activities throughout Calgary this year. If you’re looking for some budget-friendly family fun this holiday weekend, consider checking out one of these FREE events: Read more

February 12th, 2016|

Register Now for These Upcoming Programs…

Closer to Home’s West Central Community Resource Centre (WCCRC) often runs special programs in the community. Spaces may be limited, so register now for the following FREE programs: Read more

January 27th, 2016|

Adopt-a-Family Wraps Up; You Can Strengthen Families Year-Round

Nearly 100 Calgary families will experience the joy and excitement of Christmas morning thanks to the support of donors like you. With Christmas wrapping up, it is important to remember that these families need assistance year-round. Many are experiencing significant challenges that will continue well into the New Year. With Read more

December 24th, 2015|

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