Ogden: Hub 29


The need for affordable family housing in Calgary is more urgent than ever

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.

The heart of our community.

How Ogden Hub:29 will help families thrive

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:

  • Three floors of residential units for families to call home, while feeling safe and supported.
  • A main level with multi-purpose, collaborative spaces to gather, learn and serve the community in a holistic way.
  • Wrap-around supports such as counselling services, employment coaching, and advocacy to help families create a better future for themselves.
  • A pre-school and daycare facility on-site to meet the needs of residents and community members.
  • A community kitchen for residents to connect around meals and learn valuable life and social skills.
  • A worship space to meet the spiritual needs of the community.
  • A community café that invites community integration and provides social enterprise income.

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.

child's bedroom

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.

It's time to think beyond four walls

Download the Case
for Support.

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.

Together, we can give struggling families
so much more than a home.

Please support the creation of Ogden Hub:29 with your special gift today.

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