A temporary family crisis doesn’t have to lead to homelessness. If you get help early, we can help you stay in your home and decrease the possibility of a housing crisis in the future.
Prevention & Diversion
About Our Prevention & Diversion Program
Our prevention and diversion program is a housing-first and harm reduction program that is in place to support families facing a temporary crisis. We help your family stay in your existing home when faced with eviction, or attain other available permanent housing as soon as possible.
The purpose of this program is to prevent your family and children from experiencing the trauma and stress of homelessness. We work with you to help stabilize your family’s situation so any financial, legal, health, or relationship challenges do not hinder you from maintaining a safe, long-term home.
Program Questions & Answers
Once we have helped you to stabilize your housing situation, we work with you to strengthen your capacity to be successful in maintaining housing for the long-term.
Families in the Calgary area with a pregnant mother or children under the age of 18 who are at risk of losing their home.
We take community referrals or self-referral. When you contact us our Shelter Prevention and Diversion Specialist will assess your family’s situation and needs. All families will have to complete a screening process and meet program criteria to be eligible to receive support from this program. Call us at 403 263 8384 to get started.
This program provides light-touch, short-term case management to help your family stay housed. Our case managers will work with your family to develop a personalized plan based on your unique needs and increase your self-sufficiency. Support from your case manager can include connecting you to one-time financial help, landlord mediation, locating new permanent housing as needed, coordinating counselling or legal guidance and advice, delivering coordinated supports with our community partners, and arranging emergency shelter if needed.
This program can include one-time financial support to help cover late rent payments, utilities etc. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or utility provider. Limited financial support is provided on a one-time basis.