The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development explains early intervention in child development can drastically impact the path their life will take. If proper supports are introduced in a child’s life, there is a higher chance the child will not fall into the inter-generational cycle of homelessness, or suffer from the developmental impacts caused by toxic stress. As Alberta’s only 24/7, […]

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2017 was a year of gratitude, milestones and most importantly, a year that has brought us closer to building a community where no child or family is homeless. We are so grateful for the support of the Government of Alberta and Calgary Homeless Foundation, our funders and donors, volunteers, partner agencies, staff members and every Calgarian who supported the families we serve. […]

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Mental health is something that impacts us all, no matter our socioeconomic status, culture or gender. At Inn from the Cold, supporting both our guests and employees in wellness is a priority.  Wellness Days were introduced to the Inn for staff in 2018 in recognition of the challenges employees face and the need to proactively cultivate mental health. Furthermore, there […]

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On December 19, 2017, we opened Journey House 2 in Crescent Heights. The building was purchased with funds raised through the annual Claire’s Campaign and a mortgage from The Calgary Foundation. The building underwent extensive renovations to turn 10 of the 11 two bedroom suites into three bedrooms and its eleventh suite into a Family Resource Centre. This building is […]

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Last week our Executive Director, Abe Brown celebrated one year with Inn from the Cold. He was recently interviewed and reflected on his year as Executive Director, what he’s learned and his vision for the future. Watch the video below to hear his reflection on 2017 and what he hopes to see in the future. Stay tuned for our 2017 […]

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The holiday season at Inn from the Cold is a busy time. This past December we experienced a higher than normal number of families seeking support at our family emergency shelter. For example, in December 2016 we sheltered an average of 64 individuals per night, or 18 families. This past December that number was 81 individuals or 24 families per […]

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Things to know about charitable giving Thinking of making a donation this holiday season? Did you know that all donations made to Inn from the Cold over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt and are tax-deductible? If you donate before the end of the year you will receive a tax credit for the 2017 tax season. Things to know […]

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Inn from the Cold’s new Journey House 2 will provide 10 families a place to call home Ten families will be getting keys to a place to call their home with the opening of Journey House 2, a 10 unit, three-bedroom apartment building recently purchased and renovated by Calgary’s Family Emergency Shelter and housing provider, Inn from the Cold. Affordable […]

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at Inn from the Cold. 2017 has been a challenging year for children and families in housing crisis, but we want to sincerely thank each and every donor, volunteer, partner and supporter who gave of their time, talent and treasure. Please take a few minutes to watch our holiday message […]

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Inn from the Cold Public Statement Dear Calgary Community, In light of recent events we would like to make a formal statement regarding the Erlton Community Association and the idea of relocating of our Family Resource Centre. “Since opening Alberta’s only street level, 24/7 access, family shelter in 2008, Inn from the Cold has continuously sought out possibilities to create a […]

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Thank you Calgary! Thank you to all the Calgarians who joined us December 9th at our Annual Winter Open House! More than 150 Calgarians came through our doors today; we were flooded with donations, support, holiday cheer and special guests. Your support truly makes a difference for children and families experiencing housing crisis in Calgary this holiday season. A special moment of […]

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This Giving Tuesday make an impact for children and families in housing crisis Inn from the Cold relies heavily on the generosity of Calgarians to ensure we have the right resources at the right time. These resources are critical to end homelessness for the over 1,000 children and families who access our Emergency Family Shelter each year. We continue to see […]

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