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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.

Men’s Our men’s residential program provides safe accommodations for up to 329 homeless men and includes both emergency and transitional options.
Women’s Our women’s residential program provides safe and secure accommodations for up to 23 homeless and displaced women in both emergency and transitional options.
Addictions Our addictions recovery program for adult men offers a holistic approach to treatment that includes biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects.
Men’s Parole In partnership with Corrections Canada, our parole program provides living accommodations for male parolee clients after their release.
Women’s Parole In partnership with Corrections Canada, our parole program provides residency for parolee women coming from correctional institutions.
 
Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.
1 Peter 4:9

Men’s

Our men’s residential program provides safe accommodations for up to 329 homeless men. At the Centre of Hope, men share accommodations in short-term emergency housing (to a maximum of 30 days). After a short-term stay, men have the option of paying for a transitional (long-term) bed.

The Centre of Hope has several options for men to interact and relax: a gymnasium to play sports, a library for quiet times, a chapel for spiritual services, a computer lab to help with resumé building and job/housing searches, and common areas with TVs for movie nights.

Our men’s residential staff work with the men to increase their skills and confidence and help to prepare them for a future where they are ready and able to live on their own.

Homeless or transient men over the age of 18 can personally request their admission into the Centre. They must agree to abstain from the use of any illicit substances, be willing and able to function in a social environment and be able to be independent within the Centre.
 
Women’s

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.
 
Addictions

This live-in recovery program for adult men offers a holistic approach to treatment that includes biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects. This addictions program is tailored to meet the individual needs of the client and the residential stay averages between three and twelve months. Some of the program features include private furnished rooms, laundromat facilities, a family visiting room, group and individual counselling, recreation, and meditation chapel.

Men over the age of 18 who are physically and mentally capable of completing an addictions recovery program and who can also take part in group work and individual counseling. The men will be required to have proof of detoxification, which means no alcohol or drug use for a minimum of five days prior to entering the program. The primary concern must be an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The client must be willing to accept exposure to Christian values and principles.

Before entering the program, a pre-arranged assessment must be completed by the man wanting to participate in the program. Assessments are done between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. After being assessed and accepted, the applicant will be admitted when a bed becomes available. Referrals can come from other treatment facilities, hospitals, correctional facilities, families, and the client.
 
Men’s Parole

In partnership with Corrections Canada, our parole program provides living accommodations at the Centre of Hope for male parolee clients after their release.

The Centre of Hope has several options for men to interact and relax: a gymnasium to play sports, a library for quiet times, a chapel for spiritual services, a computer lab to help with resumé building and job/housing searches, and common areas with TVs for movie nights.

Our men’s residential staff work with the men to increase their skills and confidence and help to prepare them for a future where they are ready and able to live on their own.

This program is provided to men over the age of 18 who have just been released from a correctional facility. Men 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, no history of sexual harassment, 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 Parole

In partnership with Corrections Canada, our parole program provides residency for four parolee women coming from correctional institutions. The women reside in the same facility as our women’s residential program. 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.
 
 
The Salvation Army
Community Services (Calgary)
403-410-1111
info@salvationarmycalgary.org