What we do
Creating a community where no child or family is homeless
Our programs mitigate trauma, build confidence, and guide families towards independence and away from social supports.
Children thrive in stable home environments. We work hard to keep families housed by addressing each family’s unique needs and connecting them to supports.
In times of crisis, we provide children and families with shelter, food, clothing, and other support while maintaining a strong focus on helping them find housing as soon as possible.
Once families enter into supportive housing, we continue to offer ongoing support by connecting them to partner agencies who offer youth programs, financial coaching, job training, and other vital resources.
At Inn from the Cold, we have a vision to see a community where no child or family is homeless. That’s why prevention and diversion are always our first step if possible. When a family in distress calls on us because they are facing a crisis, we partner with a collective of agencies to remove barriers and ensure that the family stays housed.
The moment a child becomes homeless creates toxic stress and negatively affects their overall development. If we can prevent children from experiencing homelessness, we can prevent the cycle of homelessness from ever beginning.
Temporary emergency shelter
When a family has already become homeless and comes to our Emergency Family Shelter, we provide a range of supports to ensure they can move from homelessness to independence as soon as possible. We use trauma-informed care to help families overcome the harmful effects of homelessness and the factors that led them to homelessness. As Alberta’s largest street-level, low-barrier, Emergency Family Shelter, we operate 24/7, 365 days a year.
For children and youth, experiencing homelessness can have a lasting effect. Our Early Childhood and Youth Development supports are specifically designed to help children cope with trauma and gain the tools they need to build a brighter future.
Housing & support
We provide ongoing support by helping families plan for the future and advocating on their behalf. The families we work with also have access to peer-support networks and referrals to other organizations and community resources.
Help for families
Is your family facing homelessness? Get help with finding affordable housing, access to social support services, and temporary emergency shelter if needed.