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Visit Wild Rose Brewery in February and Support Closer to Home!

We are excited to announce that Closer to Home is Wild Rose Brewery’s charity of choice for February! During the entire month of February, for every pint of their feature beer sold in the taproom, 25 cents will go to supporting our programs and services. Learn more about the program Read more

February 3rd, 2017|

Christmas will be bright for local families in need

December 15, 2016 - Calgary, AB Calgarians have come out in droves to support their struggling neighbours with Closer to Home Community Services’ Adopt-a-Family initiative, presented by McQuiston Executive Wealth Group. Over 200 local families will receive support through Adopt-a-Family this year – more than double the 96 families served in Read more

December 15th, 2016|

Closer to Home and the Lexus Holiday Lift Program

Closer to Home is proud to be partnering with your local Calgary Lexus Dealers to bring more relief, bigger smiles and brighter moments of joy to families in need, during a particularly difficult year for many Calgarians. For every Lexus vehicle sold in Calgary until January 3, 2017, Lexus will Read more

December 15th, 2016|

Adopt-a-Family: Helping Connect Families with Communities

Chris and Mit* and their two children, then 5 and 7 years of age, moved to Calgary from an eastern European country 4 years ago to escape the armed conflict and with hopes to make Canada their new home. The parents were excited to be members of the vibrant community Read more

November 25th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Layl, Human Resources Administrator

While managing a career and a family leaves some parents feeling frazzled, Layl, Closer to Home’s Human Resources Administrator, seems to have found a nice balance. “For me, it’s about getting to do what I love and what I believe in:  I love my family and I very much believe Read more

November 25th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Marsha, Kiwehtata Facilitator

Ten years ago, Marsha had a friend knock on her door. Little did she know, her friend was there on a mission: she insisted Marsha had a natural talent for working with families and offered her a role helping families with supervised visits. Just like that, Marsha made a drastic Read more

October 28th, 2016|

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Foster Parent with Closer to Home

Becoming a foster parent is a big decision. Opening up your heart and home to children in need of a safe place to call home is undoubtedly challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Here are our top 5 reasons for becoming a foster parent: 1.You are helping children and Read more

October 17th, 2016|

Community Teaching Homes: A Safe Haven for Children and Youth

Imagine… What would it feel like to be separated from your family, moved to a different home and surrounded by other children and adults you didn’t know? For many of the youth referred to Closer to Home’s Community Teaching Homes, the experience can be very difficult. Their entire world has Read more

October 17th, 2016|

Donor Appreciation

Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters from the last quarter (July 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016): Alggin Employees Barb Henning Beth Haverslew Beverly and Larry Flug Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids Calgary Food Bank City of Calgary Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank Denise Kisilevich Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church Read more

October 17th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Melody, Family Matters Program Coordinator

When Melody first came to Closer to Home six years ago, she was looking for a way to become more involved in her community. She had transitioned from the arts to nonprofit life, and had worked with other agencies focusing on helping youth. Looking for a job that was, literally, Read more

September 30th, 2016|

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