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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|

Our September Partner: Community Natural Foods

We are delighted to announce that throughout the month of September, Closer to Home has been selected as one the charity partners for Community Natural Foods. Through the Change for the Earth program, any customers who bring their own bags receive a 5¢ token. They then deposit the token into Read more

September 6th, 2016|

How Do I Teach My Child to Accept “No”?

I’m in the habit of buying small treats or toys for my 5-year-old when we go shopping, but now she expects it every time. When I don’t buy her something, she gets upset. How do I curb this behaviour? – Melanie This is a concern that we often hear from parents. Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Journey to Healing

When Josh* first came to Closer to Home at the young age of 9, he often felt angry and anxious. Behind the freckles dancing on his face and dark eyes, a history of trauma left a wound that made it difficult for him to regulate his emotions. He needed a Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Poll: What Is Your Child’s Favourite Part About Going Back to School?

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August 18th, 2016|

Donations Needed for Homework Club

Our West Central Community Resource Center runs Homework Clubs in the Shaganappi, Glenbrook and Lincoln Park communities in Calgary.  Around 20  to 25 students from grades 1 - 6 attend each of these Homework Clubs. We will need some stationery items to support the kids in these programs this fall. Items Read more

August 18th, 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|

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