242 results for author: Megan Eichhorn


‘Happy-go-lucky’ Lorraine finds home after hardship

Lorraine is warm and friendly with an infectious giggle. She lives at Peter Coyle Place, a one-of-a-kind residence for 70 seniors...

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Intensive supports are helping Thorn work towards a brighter future

Thorn* lives at Bedford House, a community-based residential facility for men exiting the justice system. Most men who live there are on parole, but not Thorn — he is actually choosing to live there because he knows the supports offered would give him a better chance of changing his life. Kym Jacobs is the Residential Manager at Bedford House and is sharing 33-year-old Thorn’s rather extraordinary story. “He was going to be released into homelessness,” Kym says. “So we offered him a space here. He was elated.” Thorn has been at Bedford House for two months now and is working, applying for school and has diligently followed the ...

Murray’s House is now open!

Three years ago local businessman and philanthropist David Bissett and his wife Leslie, gifted RESOLVE $5.1 million towards new housing for homeless and vulnerable Calgarians. The gift was inspired by “Million Dollar Murray”, the subject of a 2006 Malcolm Gladwell essay about a homeless man named Murray Barr that underscores the social and financial costs of managing homelessness versus ending it. This past year, David and Leslie donated a further $3.8 million to bring their total contribution to $8.9 million, making them RESOLVE’s largest donor to date. This transformational gift is being used to construct two new properties for the ...

Vulnerable women now have a safe place to call home in new 24-unit building

“Having a home is especially important for women, and to be with each other to heal together in a safe place." Suzy, who experienced homelessness before finding a home through Calgary Alpha House Society, knows this firsthand. And now 24 women, like Suzy, will have an affordable home with wrap-around support services that will give them the stability they need to rebuild their lives. Thanks to generous donors, Alpha House was able to purchase a building for their RESOLVE project. For the remainder of the Campaign, RESOLVE will be fundraising to pay down the mortgage on this building in order to ensure that Alpha House can continue to offer ...