In 2018 alone, 24% of lone-parent families in Calgary were living under the poverty line, with 60% of female lone-parent families with children under five living in poverty. 26% of households in Ogden spend more than 30% of their income on shelter and 300-400 people per month enter Calgary’s shelter system who had never done so before. Rising inflation and increasing poverty have led to family resources leaving the Ogden community.
A partnership for the community was formed to bridge a common desire to support the needs of vulnerable people in the Ogden Community. As a grassroots evolution of the Ogden United Church and its longstanding ties to the community, Hub:29 is a collaborative effort to sustain the spirit of the community for years to come.
An innovative and visionary solution to addressing homelessness, Hub:29 will enrich the fabric of the community by providing far more than a safe place for families to call home. The building will include:
Families need more than just the basics to build a better life for themselves.
To ensure long-term success, Hub:29 will also give families access to 24-7 wrap-around supports. That means individualized care that encourages dignity, safe and stable community living, and positive progression towards wellness goals. Wrap-around support is an investment in the well-being of an entire family, helping them become more resilient and sustainable, so they no longer need to be dependent on emergency assistance.
By providing vulnerable families with a powerful combination of stability and support, you can help prevent them from falling into a cycle of homelessness, protect children from the long-lasting consequences of living without a home, and enrich the future for everyone in our community.
See how you can change a family’s story, forever. Discover more details about this visionary project, and the life-changing impact your investment will make for years to come.
Jeremiah 29:11 knowing that it is not a promise to immediately rescue us from hardship or suﬀering, but rather a promise that God has a plan for our lives and regardless of our current situation, He can work through it to prosper us and give us a hope and a future.
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