Christmas is About Community

Posted December 16th, 2013

(Written by:  Amanda St. Laurent, Program Manager, Community Development, CUPS) For those living at or below the poverty line, making ends meet is always a struggle.  Between rising rents, utility bills, food and other necessities, low income individuals and families often find themselves in a constant struggle to get by.  Many find themselves in the / Read More

10 Year Plan – Community Consultation

Posted November 6th, 2013

Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness was initially published in January 2008 and updated in January 2011. CHF is revisiting the 10 Year Plan to update it and to align goals and objectives with what we’ve learned since beginning the sometimes difficult but very important work of ending homelessness, We will be publishing an / Read More

Voices of Experience: Listening to client feedback

Posted November 6th, 2013

The client voice is a critical piece in the overall assessment of program performance in the homeless sector.  In addition, the client voice is essential in identifying needs and gaps in our system of care.  The client voice provides a reflection of the impact and effectiveness of social agency services as well as an important / Read More

Veterans Affairs Minister Fantino visits The Madison

Posted November 4th, 2013

On Thursday, October 31, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino visited with Alpha House staff,CHF staff and residents of The Madison, a 16 unit apartment building in Calgary which the Calgary Homeless Foundation purchased in November 2011 using provincial grants, support from a donor and a $734,000 mortgage of which $554,000 remains. The 15 residents of / Read More

Premier’s Half-Time Show moves ball closer to goal of ending homelessness!

Posted October 24th, 2013

Thank You! The Premier’s Half-Time Show at the Red & White Club on Octer 23 celebrated the hard work and team spirit of the Calgary Stampeders run for the Grey Cup and the work of CHF and all its partners, government, agencies, corporate Calgary, stakeholders and volunteers who are helping to ensure Calgary’s 10 Year / Read More

Calgarians Care about ending homelessness

Posted September 25th, 2013

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) who together with Face it Calgary partners commissioned an  Ipsos Reid survey earlier this year, take heart from the  survey that focused on understanding Calgarians views on homelessness in the city.  A similar poll in 2011 found that homelessness ranked fifth on a list of social concerns, while in 2013 / Read More

Housing First Saves Money!

Posted September 20th, 2013

Moving a person from homelessness to housing with support provides stability. From that place, each person has the opportunity to make changes to improve the quality of their life. Those changes are often felt in ways the individual and the community at large never imagined. When we reviewed the data on the costs of housing / Read More

Statoil Creates Home After Homelessness

Posted August 30th, 2013

Moving house can be a stressful. Moving from a homeless shelter to a home can be even more daunting if you don’t own any furniture to fill your home. Thanks to an incredible donation from Statoil, people moving from shelter into apartments were given gently used, almost new furniture. Statoil generously offered the Calgary Homeless Foundation furniture / Read More