Ogden: Hub 29

Background

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.

kitchen
child's bedroom
playground

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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