Inn from the Cold Celebrates 20 years of providing Shelter, Sanctuary and Healing in 2017. 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 quest […]

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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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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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Inn from the Cold is Alberta’s only no barrier Emergency Family Shelter, based in Calgary, Alberta. We have seen an unprecedented growth in the need for our services over the past five years.  Our Emergency Family Shelter has operated at or over capacity more than 90% of the time since 2013. We are hopeful that the federal government’s Let’s Talk […]

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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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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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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 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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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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The Zutter family, in honour of their dear Mother and Grandmother, Claire have stepped forward to add an additional $100,000 match for Claire’s Campaign. This means that all donations will now be matched up to $350,000 in May! Thank you to the Zutters for your most generous donation and support of homeless children and their families. And, thank you to […]

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