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Elizabeth House

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Main Contact: sarah.cormier@calgarydiocese.ca
Tel: (403) 560-8471
Address: 120 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2T2

About

At Elizabeth House we believe that anyone can achieve success given the proper support system and that a safe and loving place to call 'home' is where that journey often begins.

Home also represents sanctuary and an opportunity for pregnant and parenting women experiencing crisis to heal and nurture their inner resilience and strength . By replacing fear and uncertainty with a stable and caring (home) environment, participants can then work towards building the confidence, skills, and community connections needed to create healthier outcomes for themselves and child.

Being welcomed home, each woman is provided with a private, furnished bedroom. The common areas of the home including kitchen, dining, living, and bathrooms are shared and the responsibility of all residents.

To ensure that our families get off to the best start possible, Elizabeth House also acts as a conduit to community resources and agencies in and around the City of Calgary. Each connection facilitated is done so to increase resiliency as well as the successful transition.

‚ÄčOnce settled in, each participant works with the Resilience Specialist and Care Coordinator to help create a personalized care plan that includes:

Developing skills in areas such as parenting, meal planning, and budgeting;

Learning about healthy relationships and general well-being;

Determining short and long term goals plus the actions required to reach those goals.

Region

Calgary & Area.

Program Description

The purpose of Elizabeth House is to empower pregnant and parenting women to build resilience, core skills and work towards a successful transition to the next stage in their journey.

‚ÄčEach woman has the space and support to work towards her immediate and long term goals. Once settled, women often choose to become involved in therapeutic, educational, skill building or work related pursuits.

Mission: Elizabeth House supports pregnant and parenting women in need. We offer secure, supported housing and person-centered care plans designed to promote the transition to successful, independent living.

Vision: Mothers who value and care for themselves and their children and who experience stability, support and meaningful connections in their family and community.

Areas of Focus

  • Peer Mentoring

Ages of Mentees

  • 0-4

Special Populations

  • Children/Youth in Care
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