CTH Programs and Services

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Community Collaborations

Power Play Closer to Home was invited to help with supervision of children and youth participating in Power Play — a program organized by the Calgary Police Service (CPS) that helps kids learn skating skills and hockey. Upon receiving the request, staff at the West Central Community Resource Centre (WCCRC) Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

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|

Enroll Now in Our Community-Based Programs

The West Central Community Resource Centre will resume various outreach programs this fall to meet the needs of our community. Registration for some of these programs is open so feel free to contact the Centre to enroll or help spread the word to someone who could benefit from these programs. Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Kick Starting a Child’s Potential

“I’ve got just one year left, and then I’m going to be a mechanical engineer,” Omar* says with pride. Fourteen years ago, Omar and his family left everything behind in Turkey and landed in Calgary. For six-year-old Omar, that meant leaving behind his friends, aunties, uncles and cousins. It meant Read more

May 13th, 2016|

Fostering a Legacy of Hope

“Everybody makes mistakes,” says Ellen*, a Foster Parent with Closer to Home. “We’re all only one tragedy or crisis away from doing the same thing.” Ellen and her husband, Steven*, have opened their home to more than 50 foster children over the last 15 years. Children have come to her Read more

May 13th, 2016|

It All Started at Summer Camp…

When Amir* first came to Canada, he was lost. He didn’t have any friends and his family didn’t have the financial resources to register him in community programming. They were having a difficult time adjusting to life in their new home, and his parents found it hard to keep up Read more

April 6th, 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|

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|

West Central Resource Centre

Closer to Home's West Central Resource Centre brings a coordinated approach to providing a variety of programs and services to communities located in southwest Calgary. West Central Resource Centre delivers services for children, youth and families. It is a place where people are valued and individual differences and diversities are Read more

July 13th, 2012|

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