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.
Do you have any of the following new or gently used items to donate in support of children, youth and families we serve? New hygiene and toiletry items New or gently used leather or vinyl sofas New or gently used kitchen tools (dish sets, cutlery sets, cookie sheets, cups, mugs, Read more
After spending time with my friends and their child, I’ve noticed that my daughter tends to mimic some of their child’s behaviours, like an unwillingness to share toys. How can I curb this behaviour? This is a common issue that we see with a lot of kids! Children do not Read more
Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters for the last quarter (January 1 – March 31, 2017): Agrium Inc. Barb Henning Beverly and Larry Flug Calgary Housing Company Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Calgary Transportation Club Danny Lin Denise Kisilevich Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church of Calgary Eric Read more
Supporting more than 1,500 people each year, Closer to Home relies on a small team of just over a dozen administrative staff to keep the agency running smoothly. Without them, program staff wouldn’t be able to provide the support and resources that children and families in our community need. Central Read more