Spring 2020
Karen Olivier, Chief Executive Officer at Closer to Home, provides an update on how Closer to Home is adapting to support children, youth and families during the pandemic. She is also extending gratitude to all our supporters and well-wishers who have reached out to Closer to Home during this uncertain time.
We are excited to announce the opening of Closer to Home's new Family Resource Network (FRN) in north central Calgary. The new FRN embodies our goal of building family resiliency by offering a coordinated approach to early intervention programs and services in north central Calgary communities.

“We look forward to getting to know our new families and community partners in north central Calgary,” says Karen Olivier, CEO.  
Over the last several weeks, during a time when many of us are feeling isolated and uncertain, Closer to Home has been adapting to stay connected to families experiencing trauma. Our Ee-Des-Spoom-Ooh-Soop staff have turned their weekly drumming and healing circles into virtual sessions, allowing Indigenous parents and families to stay connected and continue their healing journey from home.
One of those individuals is Lily*, a mother of two who says the program has “[taken] away a lot of the shame, and the feeling of being isolated in my own struggles.”
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The extended school closures have led to significant disruptions in your child’s daily routine. However, getting your child accustomed to a new routine during these uncertain times will help maintain their physical and mental well-being.

Danielle Mayer, Health and Wellness Worker at Closer to Home, shares with us some tips and benefits on formulating a routine that will help kids establish healthy habits as they grow.

Thank you to our donors who gave to Closer to Home from January 1 to March 31, 2020 .

Please click HERE to see the full list of our donors in this period.

Closer to Home is recruiting  Group Home Worker and  Awake Overnight Staff   among other positions.

fo r more information on these and other available opportunities.