The Calgary Dream Centre has been serving men struggling with addiction and homelessness for over 13 years. We are committed to maintaining a high level of programming and supportive care for those caught in this cycle. We have continued to see the success of life transformations over the years, which is what keeps us inspired to do what we do. We have been able to help over 4000 men restore their dignity, discover their destiny, and realize their dreams. We have seen well over 1000graduates from our recovery program.
We have 125 men in our main building, living in sobriety, with the support of our program and case management team. We have 186 men living in our community transitional housing program, throughout 35 homes across the city. We launched a youth program in 2015 and have been able to help over 100 youth. We were excited to announce the opening of our Women’s Initiative in January 2016, this is a program that will be expanding over the next year. With this growth we will be able to provide the opportunity for women and their children to have a safe and supportive home.
We believe that everyone deserves a chance, we believe that families can be reunited and lives can be changed. With your help, we can reach more men and women caught in the cycle of addiction and provide safe and supportive housing for them.
In 1929, Reverend Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton’s inner-city, serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression. Today, Hope Mission has grown into a not-for-profit Christian social care agency serving men, women, and children in Alberta. Basic and emergency care are provided to over 800 people daily as well as counsel and referral services for men, women, and youth. Each day, Hope Mission provides over 1000 meals and shelter for over 500 people.
In Calgary, Hope Mission breaks the cycle of poverty by reaching out to kids and youth through our after school programs. We reach out to families through our community meals and various events that serve, strengthen, and uplift. Each week, Hope mission Calgary provides over 400 meals for kids and youth. Every year we send kids and youth to camp during summer teaching them life skills, leadership, relationship building, and the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.
For over 30 years, The Mustard Seed has been providing basic services to neighbours in need. In addition to an emergency shelter, food, clothing, hot showers and hygiene supplies, our programs include health and wellness, employment and long-term housing. Our mission to build hope and wellbeing for our most vulnerable citizens through Jesus’ love. At The Mustard Seed, we care about the whole person – physical, mental and spiritual. We recognize that the root causes of poverty and homelessness are complex and diverse, and so we continue to grow and evolve with the needs of those
Homelessness in Calgary is an important social issue that requires a coordinated and collective societal response. Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care is that response.
Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care is a network of agencies working together to ensure those at risk of or experiencing homelessness have timely access to the right housing with the right supports. The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has the big picture view of Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care. We have the expertise, do the research, analyze the data, and measure gaps and progress. We mobilize best practices in funding, education, program delivery measurements and advocate for policy advancements so Calgary can reach its goal of ending homelessness.
Creating an effective, nimble, system of care allows us to connect individuals to the right resources as compassionately and quickly as possible. Ending homelessness happens one person at a time by matching the right person, with the right housing, with the right supports.
The Community Kitchen Program of Calgary operates a self-empowering model to address the needs of marginalized Calgarians. We have continually evolved over the years to meet the changing needs of our city, in response to our deepening awareness and understanding of the complex issues of poverty and hunger.
Soap for Hope YYC is a program of Disaster Aid Canada. We provide hygiene products to local shelters and community outreach programs as well as to assist in International Relief efforts. We are a project of the Rotary Club of Ladysmith.
We work with hotels and West Jet. Our Caring Community Partner program collects gently used amenities from hotels. We reprocess these products and create Hygiene Kits. Each kit has a bar of soap, individual bottle of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. Soap for Hope YYC started a Hampers of Hope program to help people that are transitioning from living in a shelter to their own home. These hampers are filled with full sized hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and other items needed to make a clean start in their new life. Monthly donations allow us to put these hampers together and deliver them to the recipient.