Based in Downtown Calgary, the Centre of Hope offers shelter, transitional housing and support for up to 320 men experiencing homeless ages 18 and up. Each man comes to us with his own story of challenges in life that resulted in him arriving at our door, and we are there to welcome them in and support each one in their recovery back to a place of strength, where they can thrive in our community.
Men’s Emergency Shelter:
If a male age 18 and over is in need of emergency housing and cannot financially afford paid accommodations, they will have access to this temporary support. The goal is to help take care of their basic needs so that they can eventually move into a paid room or transition into permanent housing in the community while beginning their recovery from trauma, abuse, addiction, grief, loss, and physical and mental illness.
Men’s Transitional Housing:
The focus of this housing model is to provide affordable and safe housing for our male clients at the Centre of Hope based on the needs of each individual to relieve some of the financial burden. We work with them to stabilize their position through a community-based environment, while promoting recovery and regaining trust, dignity and self worth. With time, these life changes will lead them to eventually move into permanent housing and a sense of belonging within the community.
We provide a safe place for men to live while they integrate back into society. New and positive options are both available and attainable for them as we collaborate with Correctional Service Canada and community programming services to provide ‘wrap-around supports’ to help men navigate to a place of being strong members of our community.
All residents in the programs have access to:
- 3 meals per day
- Access to a gymnasium to play sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Work out equipment
- A library for quiet times
- A chapel for spiritual services
- A computer lab to help with resumé building and job/housing searches
- Common areas with TVs for movie nights
To learn more, call 403.410.1111 or email AB.CSCalgary.Info@salvationarmy.ca.
Centre of Hope
420 9th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0R9