On a daily basis, Closer to Home works with families and communities to address a broad spectrum of issues that may put families at risk of being separated or falling into crisis. Some families are one situation away from spiraling into crisis and increased stress leading to family breakdown. At the surface life seems to be running smoothly. Then a wild fire takes over, or a job is lost or one flees their home and moves to a new country, and sometimes, sadly, all of the above.
Closer to Home’s West Central Community Resource Centre (WCCRC) offers a coordinated approach to early intervention programs and services in southwest Calgary communities. The Centre collaborates with community partners to deliver programs and services to assist children, youth and families facing stressors and/or crisis situations such as job loss, illness, divorce, family violence, home evictions and more.
The Centre also works with newcomers to Canada, providing support and long-term planning to give them a positive start in their new country. It is a place where people are valued and individual differences are celebrated.
Families who engage successfully with Early Intervention and Prevention services reduce their reliance on other social supports, such as police services, walk-in medical clinics, medical interventions as a result of mental health issues, in-school counselling, other counselling services, and more.
Closer to Home’s Early Intervention and Prevention services include:
- West Central Community Resource Centre
- Walk-In Services
- Parenting/Caregiver Support & Classes
- Child & Youth Programs
- Community Connections
- Volunteer Opportunities
For more information about the programs and services available through the WCCRC, click here.