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Basic Needs Supports

We have a range of referrals and resource supports that can help Calgarians meet their basic needs, providing a strong foundation for future growth and building on community members natural strengths.

Food and Clothing Rooms

Community members can connect with us to book appointments to access our Food and Clothing Rooms, providing support for those who find themselves in an emergency.


Located at our Forest Lawn and Ranchlands office locations, we can provide access to food, clothing, baby essentials, and hygiene items for those in need.

Our Food and Clothing Rooms are stocked through donations, and partnerships with organizations such as the Calgary Food Bank and Spinz-A-Round.

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Our Community Advocates are experts in completing referrals to partner agencies to support residents with accessing a range of programs and services, such as food supports, clothing items, furniture, or household goods.


Some of the organizations we can refer to are:

  • Calgary Food Bank

  • Women In Need Society

  • Calgary Drop In Furniture

  • Calgary Interfaith

  • Happy Birthday Project

  • Telus Spark

  • Healthy Babies Network

  • Kiwanis Bike Club

Connect with us today to discuss what options are available to address the immediate needs of you and your family, and create a foundation for future growth.

Resource Discussions

There are many great organizations in Calgary that are doing amazing work to support people in need, but it can be difficult and confusing to navigate these services when you're in a crisis.

Our Community Advocates can recommend and connect people to agencies that offer a wide range of programs and services, such as housing and shelter resources, food resources, mental and physical health resources, and much more.

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Sometimes all you need is a helping hand to get you started. From navigating benefits processes, to working out payment plans with utility providers, our Community Advocates are here to assist and guide you.

We believe that empowered and resilient communities start with community members that have the skills required to advocate for themselves and their needs, and we're here to help you learn those skills.

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