Finding the right home in the right place

A home is one of life’s most basic needs. Without an address, it is hard to access community resources, maintain education or find and keep a job.

Although local efforts to combat homelessness are having an impact, Calgary still has the highest numbers of homeless people in Alberta. There are more than 3,000 people who are experiencing homelessness in our city, about 15% of whom are children, youth and young adults. The cost to taxpayers could be more than $9 billion in the next 10 years.

At Aspen, we believe that people who set their own goals are more likely to succeed for the long term. So we don’t simply put a roof over the heads of our clients; we help them find the right home, in the right neighbourhood, so that they are invested for the long term.

Once you have a safe place to sleep every night, you can begin to create a better life for yourself, your family and community.