Blog

CHF has two blogs to keep the community informed about our programs to end homelessness. This blog, and our research blog that focuses specifically on the research projects that CHF and our partners engage in.

By staying informed and understanding the impacts homelessness has on people, communities and our city, as well as the progress we are making, everyone can understand the part they need to play to end homelessness.

The James House welcomes 27 homeless and vulnerable Calgarians home with virtual opening

Posted October 29th, 2020

On October 22, 2020, CHF and its community partners celebrated the opening of The James House. This 27-unit building The James House, which offers 27 units in a building, owned and managed by HomeSpace Society, with supports provided by McMan Calgary & Area, will house vulnerable and homeless Calgarians and provide them with the supports they need to help them begin their journey towards health and independence.

UPDATE – Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Updated Response to COVID-19

Posted October 29th, 2020

October 29, 2020 Calgary Homeless Foundation, in partnership with government, community, and agencies in Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care, have continued to support vulnerable and homeless Calgarians in their time of need.   While CHF remains committed to housing-focused solutions, since March 13, 2020, funding has also been allocated to support emergency solutions in our community in the following areas:  Assisted Self Isolation Site;  Transitional / Read More

Kootenay Lodge, a new bridge housing program allows individuals to quickly move from shelters to a home

Posted September 25th, 2020

Approximately 40 Calgarians will be moved out of homelessness and into long-term housing by March 31, 2021, thanks to a new bridge housing program in a Martindale apartment building. The program will see individuals receive temporary housing at Kootenay Lodge with on-site support services so they can quickly and successfully move from the emergency shelter system / Read More

Program Spotlight: Diversion Work in Calgary’s Homeless-Serving Sector

Posted September 10th, 2020

What does diversion mean? Diversion means that people are directed away from emergency shelters into some form of housing. What does diversion look like? Diversion programs exist for people who have recently become homeless and have only just entered Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care. It often happens at the shelter door as a conversation with / Read More

We can’t talk about societal change without talking about homelessness

Posted August 14th, 2020

Originally published 08/14/2020 by Calgary Heraldhttps://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-we-cant-talk-about-societal-change-without-talking-about-homelessness Twenty-seven years ago, I began my career serving people as a social worker with Catholic Family Service. During that time, I developed a deep reverence for those experiencing vulnerability. From mental health programs, affordable counselling, and marriage preparation, to teaching life skills to teen parents and helping adult learners / Read More

CHF’s New President & CEO, Patricia Jones

Posted June 17th, 2020

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s (CHF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Jones as CHF’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 10, 2020. Following a Canada-wide recruitment process led by Leaders International Executive Search, Patricia was identified as the ideal visionary leader to propel CHF’s mission forward during this pivotal / Read More

CHF Leadership Transition UPDATE

Posted May 6th, 2020

06/17/2020 On the week of June 15, the Selection Committee of CHF’s Board of Directors announced the Appointment of CHF’s new President and CEO. Click here to see more 05/06/2020 On the week of April 27, the Selection Committee of CHF’s Board of Directors met with Leadership International Executive Search. The search firm has identified / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Response to COVID-19

Posted March 13th, 2020

click here to read our updated COVID‑19 statements March 18, 2020 Our monitoring of the COVID-19 situation is ongoing. We continue to follow and implement the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Federal, Provincial, and Municipal government guidelines towards taking appropriate precautions regarding our day-to-day work, planned public gatherings, / Read More

CHF Leadership Transition

Posted January 16th, 2020

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) Board of Directors, with great regret, has accepted the resignation of Diana Krecsy, President and CEO. Diana will be stepping down as leader effective Jan. 31, 2020. Gail Boehm, Chief Operating Officer at CHF, will commence as Acting CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2020. The Board of Directors has retained Leaders / Read More

How Mady Found Her Way Home

Posted December 11th, 2019

Your donation helps Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) play a unique role in ending homelessness in our city. Your support ensures that CHF will continue to identify service gaps and develop innovative solutions to help people in need find their way home. Your donation today will help build more futures. Join us in creating solutions that / Read More