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Residential Services provide strength-based support services for individuals in a live-in environment. we offer a variety of options, each specializing in a specific need.

Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.
1 Peter 4:9

Addictions
 

Men’s Parole
 

Men’s Residential
 

Women’s Parole

In partnership with Corrections Canada, our parole program provides residency for four parolee women coming from correctional institutions. As the women work on making the transition from a corrections institute to moving into the community, the women can implement the changes they have learned and continue to learn, in an environment where support staff offers supervision alongside a caring atmosphere.

The cottage has several common areas where clients can interact and relax. A cozy living room provides a TV and a WII game console. Downstairs, clients can play games, do a puzzle, or work on various arts and crafts projects. Off the dining room, clients can sit and read or just enjoy the great outdoors on the patio (weather permitting, of course).

Staff provides additional monitoring of behaviors, actions, and whereabouts of each parolee within the community.

The parole program allows the women to gain confidence and acknowledge that they can be successful in a life without crime. The program offers the supports to the women as they successfully transition from their time in a penitentiary to living in the community of their choosing.


This program is provided to women over the age of 18 who have just been released from a correctional facility. Women wishing to apply for the parolee program must do so through the Parole Board. Their application would be reviewed to ensure they meet the required criteria (not a high risk offender and the parolee must demonstrate through courses and programs that they are working towards a better future).

Resource counselors are available throughout the day to assist clients with various support services.
 

Women’s Residential

Our women’s residential program, called WISH (Women’s Integrated Supportive Housing), provides safe and secure accommodations for up to 23 homeless and displaced women. In a cottage designed to feel like a home, our clients share accommodations: transitional housing (long-term) clients are in dual-occupancy rooms and women in emergency housing (short-term) share a multi-person dormitory.

The cottage has several common areas where clients can interact and relax. A cozy living room provides a TV and a WII game console. Downstairs, clients can play games, do a puzzle, or work on various arts and crafts projects. Off the dining room, clients can sit and read or just enjoy the great outdoors on the patio (weather permitting, of course).

Our WISH staff work with these women on a daily basis, encouraging and preparing them for a future where they are ready and able to live on their own. As part of this preparation, all clients contribute to the care of the cottage; each woman has a set of tasks to complete around the home, ranging from keeping their own room to helping in the kitchen to cleaning common spaces.

WISH is open to homeless women over the age of 18 who’s health will not be jeopardized by living in a communal environment and who will be able to physically and mentally care for themselves.
 

 
The Salvation Army
Community Services (Calgary)
403-410-1111
info@salvationarmycalgary.org