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Making It Happen: Mark, Group Care Program Coordinator

Alberta was only supposed to be temporary for Mark, the new program coordinator at Achievement Place One, one of Closer to Home’s three community group homes. In the summer of 2015, Mark planned to spend the teaching offseason hiking in the mountains before heading back to Yellowknife, NWT, where he Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

A Full Circle Moment

This past Christmas, we were able to support a record number of families, thanks to all our donors. From new donors providing generous and year-round support like the Calgary Lexus Dealers to longtime supporters including students and teachers from local school, Calgary Academy, to our wonderful Adopt-a-Family title sponsor, McQuiston Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

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|

Donor Appreciation

Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters for the last quarter (October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016): Employees at AECOM Canada - Quarry Park Office Aida Rafie Alaris Royalty Corp. Alberta Lift and Equipment Rentals Inc. Aldebaran Homes Allied Projects Ltd. Amanda Frazer American Eagle Calgary District Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

Visit Wild Rose Brewery in February and Support Closer to Home!

We are excited to announce that Closer to Home is Wild Rose Brewery’s charity of choice for February! During the entire month of February, for every pint of their feature beer sold in the taproom, 25 cents will go to supporting our programs and services. Learn more about the program Read more

February 3rd, 2017|

Christmas will be bright for local families in need

December 15, 2016 - Calgary, AB Calgarians have come out in droves to support their struggling neighbours with Closer to Home Community Services’ Adopt-a-Family initiative, presented by McQuiston Executive Wealth Group. Over 200 local families will receive support through Adopt-a-Family this year – more than double the 96 families served in Read more

December 15th, 2016|

Closer to Home and the Lexus Holiday Lift Program

Closer to Home is proud to be partnering with your local Calgary Lexus Dealers to bring more relief, bigger smiles and brighter moments of joy to families in need, during a particularly difficult year for many Calgarians. For every Lexus vehicle sold in Calgary until January 3, 2017, Lexus will Read more

December 15th, 2016|

Adopt-a-Family: Helping Connect Families with Communities

Chris and Mit* and their two children, then 5 and 7 years of age, moved to Calgary from an eastern European country 4 years ago to escape the armed conflict and with hopes to make Canada their new home. The parents were excited to be members of the vibrant community Read more

November 25th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Layl, Human Resources Administrator

While managing a career and a family leaves some parents feeling frazzled, Layl, Closer to Home’s Human Resources Administrator, seems to have found a nice balance. “For me, it’s about getting to do what I love and what I believe in:  I love my family and I very much believe Read more

November 25th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Marsha, Kiwehtata Facilitator

Ten years ago, Marsha had a friend knock on her door. Little did she know, her friend was there on a mission: she insisted Marsha had a natural talent for working with families and offered her a role helping families with supervised visits. Just like that, Marsha made a drastic Read more

October 28th, 2016|

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