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Top Reasons I Know I’m Ready to Be a Foster Parent

Are you thinking of becoming a Foster Parent? Here's how you'll know that you might be ready: 1. I have talked with my family about what it means to be a Foster Family and we are all supportive of it. 2. I understand that a child may only be in my Read more

October 18th, 2018|

How Can I Be an Effective Advocate for My Child During Parent/Teacher Interviews?

At my child’s parent/teacher interview at school, I received some information that I wasn’t expecting.  How can I be an effective advocate for my child during the next parent/teacher interview? As a parent and foster parent myself, I understand how it can be surprising to hear information about your child Read more

October 18th, 2018|

Adopt-a-Family: Restoring Belief in the Magic of Christmas

Each year, Closer to Home connects generous donors with families in need of support during the holiday season.  Donors hit the stores to shop for everything from basic necessities like winter coats, bedding, and pots and pans, to a fun new toy that will light up a child’s eyes on Read more

October 18th, 2018|

Thank You!

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers for supporting Closer to Home (July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018). Our donors in the last quarter: Ailsa Stockton Alaris Royalty Corp. Amy Heidman Andrew McQuiston Arlene Oostenbrink Bailey Rivard Barb Henning Blake Reid Brett Shikaze Bubbles Car Wash and Detail Read more

October 18th, 2018|

Become an Adopt-a-Family Sponsor!

We are currently accepting corporate sponsorships in support of our annual Adopt-a-Family initiative, which provides low-income families in Calgary with gifts and grocery gift cards to help make their holiday season brighter. Our sponsors ensure hundreds of local families can access Christmas support. Sponsorships provide Closer to Home with the Read more

September 21st, 2018|

Viewpoints: Preventing Crisis with Mental Health Support

As mental health continues to be an important and popular topic in the media and popular culture, the staff in our Viewpoints program hope to continue connecting with youth in Airdrie to facilitate discussions about self-care and developing positive behaviours that support mental health. Jodie Moffatt, Community Outreach Worker for Read more

August 6th, 2018|

How Do I Know My Child Has Reached Her Developmental Milestones?

It seems like my child has not reached milestones like other children her age.  How do I know she is ready and how do I know she is developing on par? This is a question that we hear a lot from parents. All parents want to ensure that their children Read more

August 6th, 2018|

Snapshots From Recent Events

August 6th, 2018|

Donations Needed!

A family with a newborn boy needs your support. This family is accessing our West Central Community Resource Centre’s early intervention services. Items* in need include: Baby towels Baby glass bottles Bibs Size 1 diapers Baby diaper bag Wash cloths Blankets Receiving blankets Newborn carrierDon Bodysuits and hats Sleepers Poncho Read more

August 6th, 2018|

Thank You!

Our heartfelt gratitude to all our donors and volunteers for supporting Closer to Home this past quarter (April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018). Our donors in the last quarter: Aida Rafie Airdrie Farmers Market Ali Al-Saleem Amy Heidman Andrew McQuiston Ann Davies Arlene Oostenbrink Bailey Rivard Barb Henning Bearspaw Read more

August 6th, 2018|

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