At Community Services (Calgary) we have three sites that each have an area of focus:
Each campus has programs designed to serve the specific population of that site. Across the campuses we offer the following three principle services.
Foundations – Wellness Workshops
Foundations (Wellness Workshops) provide participants with an intentional and safe environment to integrate lived experience and knowledge with practical learning, life-skill practice, and personal goals in three categories of life skills needed for a human being to thrive; as identified by the World Health Organization (WHO):
- Self-Management & Coping
- Critical Thinking & Decision-making
Within these three categories we offer a collection of 8 workshops designed to focus on different aspects of wellness. Individuals who complete all 8 workshops have the opportunity to strengthen their personal assets and abilities, and use these to achieve life goals and experience greater wellness (holistic health).
Pathway of Hope – Case Management
Pathway of Hope focuses on identifying and addressing root cause issues for people living in poverty. It is a high-impact strengths-based case management approach to providing targeted services to people with a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability. Intensive individualized support is given for participants to achieve short and long-term goals. This approach has been designed for The Salvation Army and is suitable for use in several different service contexts.
Chaplaincy (Spiritual and Religious Care)
The Salvation Army is an international Christian Church, and the integration of spiritual and religious care is central to our mission. At Community Services (Calgary) we provide spiritual and religious care throughout our programming through the use of Chaplains. Our well-trained chaplains know and understand their role and field of ministry, and bring the discipline of theology and spiritual care to both our clients and staff.