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.
About Our Supportive Housing Programs
When families face a housing crisis and are on the brink of homelessness, our supportive housing programs help address the challenges and barriers families face and help them get back on the path to housing stability.
Our supportive housing program has three pillars: Housing with Recovery Supports, Moccasin Pathways Indigenous Family Housing program and our Affordable Housing.
Our Housing First Approach
Families facing life’s challenges without a safe place to call home can feel overwhelming and nearly impossible. That’s why we are committed to working quickly to find housing solutions for families while developing a long-term plan to support their success and keep them housed for the long term.
Housing with Recovery Supports
Our Housing with Recovery Supports Program is a supportive housing program that provides intensive support for families facing homelessness.
We can help your family with finding and keeping stable housing, accessing basic needs, developing life skills, accessing financial support and connecting to other community resources and supports. Working with a case manager, we aim to ensure that you and your family have the personal, social, physical, financial and human assets needed to remain housed for the long term.
This program is available to families with pregnant mothers or children under the age of 18 who are facing homelessness. Priority is given to families with a history of chronic or episodic homelessness who have been engaged in multiple systems and services and are facing various barriers.
Families must complete an assessment through us (or another family shelter) or SORCe to be placed with our program. Direct community referrals are not accepted. To complete an assessment, call us at 403 263 8384 or book an assessment with SORCe by calling 587 779 5015.
Our case managers will work with you to create a plan unique to your family’s needs. This can include help finding affordable housing in the community, financial support to cover damage deposits and rent if needed. Your case manager will also work with your family on goal setting, relationship and community connection building, advocacy, and assistance with various government and community supports. They are there to provide general moral support and advocate for your family.
Your case manager will help you gain strategies and find community resources to create a plan for remaining housed. We will work with community partners to provide additional support as needed.
You will meet with your case manager on a regular basis to help put your plan into action and we will help you achieve self-sufficiency and housing independence.
Moccasin Pathways Indigenous Family Housing Program
Moccasin Pathways, Learning to Walk in a Sacred Manner is a community-based supportive housing program for Indigenous families. We aim to support your family in fostering housing stability, enhancing your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, growing cultural connections and facilitating healing. We are dedicated to helping your family learn to walk in a sacred manner and empowering you to transform your stories using a strength-based approach. This new program has been made possible through generous funding from G4 Tribal Council.
Our program has the capacity to support 18 Indigenous families that are facing a housing crisis. Intakes are continual and families are accepted into the program based on demonstrated need and current program availability. To inquire about the program availability, contact our team at Moccasins@InnFromTheCold.org.
You will be connected with an Indigenous Case Manager who will support your family in finding market rental housing, accessing basic needs and financial support, developing life skills, and connecting you with community resources and cultural supports. We will work together from an Indigenous worldview and ways of knowing and also provide you with access to Elders, ceremonies, smudge, medicines, teachings, program activities and gatherings.
We will walk alongside you to ensure that you and your family have the personal, social, physical, financial and cultural assets needed to remain housed for the long term.
Inn from the Cold manages 35 affordable housing units for families facing a housing crisis. We operate a variety of two- and three-bedroom units in inner city Calgary at affordable below market rental rates. Families who live in our units are offered light-touch case management support to help foster housing stability.
For our units, we do not accept direct applications from prospective residents. We work with direct referrals from our family programs when there is a vacancy available. At this time our units are full and we do not maintain a wait list.
Want to learn more about the other programs we offer?
To help bring our vision to life we provide three main programs: prevention and diversion, emergency shelter and supportive housing. Trauma-informed and housing-first principles guide everything we do and we strive to adapt our programs to meet the unique needs of each family we serve. Check out our program information pages by clicking the links below.
Other Housing Resources
Note: The list below is a basic list of resources and is not exhaustive. We recommend you contact 211, search Inform Alberta, or do a Google search for additional services and supports
You can call 211 for referral services for financial, social, or mental health support.