Janet and husband get a door instead of a zipper

Janet, Calgary Alpha House Society
Janet wasn’t sure how much longer she and her sick husband would survive living in a tent. A basement suite returned their dignity — and their lives. A nylon flap and a zipper...

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Home gives Crystal and her family new hope

Leaving an abusive life left Crystal and her four kids homeless and vulnerable. Now in a new home, they are back at school and building a bright future. Violence had become a...

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Leon’s home teaches him to hold himself accountable

Leon, Calgary John Howard Society
Sidelined by addiction and crime, Leon is gaining the tools he needs to contribute to society and find peace with himself. Alcohol has had a grip on Leon all his life. Despite...

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Bob lost everything but a home helped him back on his feet

After losing a successful job, his home and family to mental illness, Bob lived under a cloud. The right home, with the right support, has given him a second chance. A severe...

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Frank, a senior, no longer fears for his safety

Frank confesses that depression began to creep up on him as a result of his very strict religious upbringing. He was constantly battling the sense of guilt instilled within him...

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