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How do I help my son cope with big emotions?

As a parent of a 9 year old, I find it challenging at times to help my son manage his emotions. Although he is young, he is experiencing grownup feelings he does not understand. As the world around him expands, how do I help him cope with these big emotions Read more

May 10th, 2018|

Thank You!

Our heartfelt gratitude to all our donors and volunteers for supporting Closer to Home this past quarter (January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018). Our Donors in the last quarter: Alberta Ballet and the Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream Program Alggin Employees Amy Heidman Andrew McQuiston Ann Davies Arlene Oostenbrink Read more

May 10th, 2018|

Making It Happen: Brandy, Program Manager

When Brandy became a Teaching Parent for Closer to Home at the young age of 24, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. She had previously worked in community-based programs for adults with developmental disabilities, but the job of a Teaching Parent is quite unique. Brandy Read more

May 4th, 2018|

Run or walk for kids and families on May 27th!

This spring, you can run or walk to help meet the needs of kids and families in your community! Register today for the Calgary Marathon in support of Closer to Home! Whatever your skill level, there is a race for you. Take it easy with the GoodLife Fitness 5K Family Read more

April 10th, 2018|

When Enough is Not Enough

At Christmas time, the need for extra support becomes increasingly apparent for many Calgary families. Many are barely making ends meet with their regular expenses, and with bills already piling up, the thought of budgeting for gifts and a special holiday meal seems like an impossible task. This past Christmas Read more

February 15th, 2018|

You Make a Difference

Closer to Home would like to thank all our supporters who donated between September 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017: Abra Controls Inc. Aida Rafie Aileen Glasgow Alaris Royalty Corp. Alberta Ballet and the Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream Program Alberta Theatre Projects Albornoz Family Align Association of Community Services Read more

February 15th, 2018|

Most Needed Donations

Closer to Home is in need of some new items to support the children, youth and families we serve. Infant/Baby Wraps Towels Face Cloths Recreational Passes (Bowling, Movie) Zoo Passes Sport Socks Subway, Tim Hortons Gift Cards ($5-$10 each) Hygiene/Toiletry Items (Shampoo and Conditioner – Unisex) Gift Certificates for Hair Read more

February 15th, 2018|

How do I plan time for my kids and I during spring break?

I am a single parent. I work full time and my daughter, goes to after care at her school.  Unfortunately, it is closed during spring break.  I can take a few days off work, but not for the entire break.   Are there any low cost or no cost activities she Read more

February 15th, 2018|

Thank You to All the Day of Caring Volunteers!

February 15th, 2018|

Your Impact… Tripled

Thanks to generous donations from hundreds of community donors, 325 families received much needed Christmas support this past holiday season through Adopt-a-Family. This is more than triple the number of families than just a few years ago. Thank you for your support!

February 15th, 2018|

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