KAIROS Calgary Partnership

About KAIROS Calgary

KAIROS Calgary is an ecumenical initiative bringing together 130 churches from 10 denominations to help families experiencing homelessness and poverty in Calgary. KAIROS Calgary has formed a partnership with the HomeSpace and CUPS to provide volunteers to support vulnerable families and individuals who have experienced homelessness and to fundraise and pay down the mortgages on Acadia Place (paid out 2016), Bankview, Claire and Longbow. These are four affordable housing complexes that provide permanent, supportive housing for Calgary’s most vulnerable.

 

A Place to Call Home

In March 2011, KAIROS Calgary launched A Place to Call Home, an innovative project to help develop affordable housing for individuals and families by fundraising to pay down the mortgages on affordable housing units. The first goal was to pay off the mortgage for Acadia Place, a 58-unit family housing complex in SW Calgary, which occurred in May 2016. The current goal is to raise $1 million to pay down the mortgage at Bankview, a 27-unit, inner-city apartment building. Support is also given to vulnerable families and individuals with previous experiences of homelessness by providing volunteers for building maintenance and improvement, housing needs, and programming.

Download the presentations from the A Place to Call Home event An Update on Homelessness in Calgary: 10 Years and Beyond which took place at the Kerby Centre on October 19, 2019.

 

Contact

To donate or volunteer with the KAIROS Calgary A Place to Call Home project, please contact Larry Pearce at larry.pearce@shawlink.ca