Inn from the Cold Celebrates 20 years of providing Shelter, Sanctuary and Healing in 2017. Nearly 20 years ago, Inn from the Cold was born out of the kindness, love and compassion for those in need by a small group of concerned Calgarians. In 2017 we forge into our 20th year of supporting homeless children and their families and our […]

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Over $1.3 million raised for 4th Annual Claire’s Campaign Thank you for making a donation in honour of a homeless mother’s courage We are thrilled to announce that just over $1.3 million was raised for the 4th Annual Claire’s Campaign, almost double our goal of $700,000. We would like to thank Gary Nissen for his long-standing commitment to the Inn […]

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Meet Sheila “About a year ago…I started making arrangements to come this way…I wasn’t getting the proper specialists for them out there,” Sheila said as she shared her journey of homelessness. She and her family moved to Calgary from Saskatchewan in August of 2015 in hopes of finding the proper supports for her three special needs children, one of whom […]

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Meet Christopher “There was nothing else I could have done for myself. I was at a point in my life where I needed to ask for help,” Christopher reflects. Christopher and his son found themselves at Inn from the Cold last December, after a year of turmoil. He went from a high paying job, to working an apprenticeship, to being […]

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Meet Adriana When Adriana and her three boys Sam, Cayden and Emmanuel first arrived at Journey House, they wouldn’t go to bed without ensuring all the doors were locked. “My oldest, he kept opening, closing, locking the door. We haven’t had our own set of keys for a while,” Adriana said. They haven’t called the same place a home for […]

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Muffin & Me! A Child’s Journey of Homelessness by Linda McLean, Inn from the Cold Executive Director and Tim Gorman Muffin & Me! A Child’s Journey of Homelessness explores, through a child’s lens, the challenges, the events, and the risk factors that create and perpetuate the cycle of homelessness. While the characters in the book are fictional, for too many […]

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The Staff Team and Board of Directors at Inn from the Cold are deeply concerned about the plight of those impacted by the disaster in Fort McMurray. As a Family Shelter we have officially committed to providing assistance to families who have been impacted by evacuation. Provincial authorities and emergency management representatives have been advised of our support.  On an […]

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Meet Tanya “I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power,” Tanya says about the many certificates hanging around her Journey House apartment, certificates for communication, self-esteem, parenting, and a certificate from U of A, to name a few. “If there’s something that needs to be fixed, and you know more about it, then you know where to begin to fix […]

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Our volunteers help us achieve our mission to offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence in so many ways. We are truly blessed to have such a large and diverse group of Calgarians who care about family homelessness and selflessly give their time and talent. Your work is impactful in so many ways! […]

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