We can’t end homelessness alone.
But a village can.

About A Village Can

A Village Can is Inn from the Cold’s new annual matching campaign that runs for the entire month of May.

This year’s goal is to raise 1 million dollars.

Donations raised during the month of May will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous group of donors.

In a city like Calgary, homelessness can feel like a problem that’s too big for one individual to tackle alone. And you’d be right – but a village can.

  • A village can provide a safe space for children to grow, learn and thrive.
  • A village can provide emotional support to an isolated mother.
  • A village can give a parent a place to turn to in their darkest hours.
  • A village can be the difference between homelessness and hopefulness.

That’s why we need your help in making Inn from the Cold’s newest matching campaign — A Village Can — the biggest yet.

Since the beginning of 2022, Inn from the Cold has seen a surge in demand, with more families reaching out for help. With demand continuing to rise as many people struggle under a rising cost of living, your support is needed now more than ever.

Meet Lucy

When she first came to Inn from the Cold, Lucy was a young, mother-to-be, who had made a life-changing decision to leave an abusive and traumatic relationship. Out of options and with no one to turn to, she needed help in her darkest moments. It was for this reason that Lucy found herself seeking refuge at Inn form the Cold.

After making it through such a painful and chaotic experience, Lucy was struggling to come to terms with many emotions, a large part of which was filled with self-doubt and anxiety about her and her baby’s future. Despite these big challenges, the support she received through Inn from the Cold team helped put some of her anxieties at ease.

Family Case Managers worked carefully alongside Lucy every step of the way to rebuild her confidence. They facilitated her enrollment in community-based programs and services to help her welcome her new baby. They also helped her successfully find subsidized housing in Calgary.

Today, Lucy has returned to school to pursue and fulfill her career aspirations. Looking back, she’s eternally grateful for the supports that Inn from the Cold was able to offer during this challenging time.

She is very thankful to those who helped her build and improve her skills – especially her newfound independence.

Lucy’s story is a powerful testament to the fact that people can overcome unimaginable obstacles when faced together. Despite the difficulties faced, Lucy’s story is a reminder that the unwavering support of a community can uplift even the most vulnerable.

Honour the special person in your life

This Mother’s Day, show your appreciation for the special person in your life by making a donation in their name. Make sure to select tribute on the donation form below, and provide their contact information in the box, and we will send them a card to let them know about your donation. 

Thank You Matching Donors

An anonymous donor,  Don & Susie Smith, Sean Collins, The Carrera Foundation
Gary & Liz Newell, Karen Rostad, Gary Nissen & Janeen Murphy, The Wettstein Family and Klopp Richards & Associates.

Donate & Together We Can End Family Homelessness