About Closer To Home Community Services
We build resilient families and communities by giving children, youth, parents, and caregivers the tools, training and supports needed to learn, heal, and grow stronger together.
For over a quarter-century, Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) has been providing family services in Calgary and surrounding regions such as Airdrie. We help families and individuals build meaningful relationships and cultural and community connections. We help parents and caregivers, youth, and children develop the skills and access the supports they need to succeed. We partner with families, organizations, and governments to create lasting change at home and in the community. Our goal has always been to bring services “closer to home” by providing community outreach services in west central Calgary.
Our people and programs are here to help families grow stronger together because we know that strong relationships and supports are critical to family success and wellbeing. Whether helping parents or caregivers build capacity, supporting families in coming back together after they have been apart, or working with young people to build the skills needed to maintain positive familial relationships; we help make sure families are safe and supported. We offer a full continuum of prevention, early intervention and community-based programs and services in the following areas:
Our Reconciliation Journey
There will continue to be an increased focus on reconciliation and implementation of culturally relevant practices and programs. Closer to Home is committed to being an effective ally with the Indigenous community and supports safe ethical spaces within the organization to providing meaningful engagement and understanding of the Indigenous world view. To sustain and grow effective programs and services that engage in wholistic practices and protocols to best support children, families, staff, and the Indigenous community, we have engaged both Blackfoot and Cree Elders and an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper to guide our journey of reconciliation and to be our Cultural Advisor to the agency leadership, staff, and programs.
Our understanding of the current dynamics in the lives of Indigenous people continues to be informed by the Elders we work with, training we participate in and by the families we serve in our existing indigenous programs. Daily we see the challenges and heartache Calgary’s Indigenous families face and we have learned much over the years about how to best support their growth so that they can live the good life they desire for their family. We are committed to conducting ourselves as an Indigenous ally, in every aspect of who we are as an organization.