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COVID-19 UPDATE 

Children's Cottage Society follows all Alberta Health regulations to ensure children and families remain safe. At this time, we are providing Housing Services support virtually with very limited in-person interactions. In the case of an in-person meeting, all precautions are in place to ensure everyone is healthy and show no symptoms when interacting inside people's homes. Measures include personal protective equipment and pre-screening of themselves and all family members for COVID-19 as per AHS guidelines. 

We're pleased to help families experiencing homelessness get back on their feet and under a safe roof of their own.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Through our essential programs, we help families who are facing or experiencing homelessness to get back on their feet and under a safe roof of their own.

HOMEBRIDGE

Our program aims to help families who are at risk of homelessness. Homebridge is supported by the Calgary Homeless Foundation as part of their Homelessness Prevention and Diversion initiatives.

Who: Families who may be facing homelessness or have become homeless.
What: A Housing Coach will work with you to address and prevent homelessness. You’ll work together to assess your challenges, discover available resources, make a plan for long-term housing security and build strategies to avoid homelessness. We may also refer you to other community agencies as part of your plan for success. One-time funding support is also available for qualifying families.
Where: Choose a virtual meeting or meet with us at a convenient place in your community.
When: Flexible support as needed.
How: Call us directly at 403-242-8575 ext. 230 or you may be referred by a community agency.

Many resources are available on our HomeBridge website to help you connect with community resources and avoid a future housing crisis. Information can also be used by professionals who want to help families at risk of homelessness. 

RAPID REHOUSING

Families experiencing new or sudden challenges leading to recent homelessness can get back on track with help from a Case Worker to gain resources and work on a plan for affordable and stable housing.

Who: Families who have experienced sudden changes that may cause homelessness or they have become homeless.
What: A Case Manager will provide information and connect you to community resources.
Where: Choose to meet in your home or convenient place in your community.
When: Flexible appointments as needed for 6 to 9 months.
How: Call us directly 403.242.8575 ext. 0 or you may be referred by a community agency.

ADAPTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT

This program is aimed at families who experience occasional periods of homelessness. Gain resources and strategies to create an individualized plan for remaining successfully housed.

Who: For families who experience circumstances that lead to short- or long-term periods of homelessness
What: A Case Worker provides flexible support for 6 to 12 months
Where: Choose to meet in your home or a convenient place in your community
When: We’ll work with you to arrange weekly appointments
How: You must be referred for this program by Family Placement Committee – Coordinated Access and Assessment; once approved a Case Manager will connect with you to begin

HOMELINKS PROGRAM

This Intensive Case Management program helps families who are experiencing homelessness for extended periods of time and consistently find themselves in recurring situations.

Who: Families who face difficulties that lead to short- or long-term periods of homelessness.
What: A Case Manager will help you gain learn strategies and find community resources to create a plan for remaining successfully housed.
Where: Choose to meet in your home or a convenient place in your community.
When: Weekly appointments for 12 to 24 months.
How: You must be referred for this program by Family Placement Committee through Coordinated Access and Assessment; once approved a Case Manager will connect with you.

NEWCOMERS TO CANADA

We can refer families to organizations that can help provide information in languages other than English.
For more information call 403.242.8575 extension 0 to speak with a Key Worker.

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