In the Media and In Our Community

Updates on our programs and service, community activities, and the individuals we support.

Streamlining Services

It is with overwhelming gratitude that we are able to begin much-anticipated renovations to our office’s entrance. This project was made possible through a COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, appointed by United Way Central Alberta and funded by the Government of Canada The purpose of this funding is to ensure essential services and supports […]

Red Deer Housing

This excerpt is from a conversation had with one of our clients on October 20, 2020. “It went from nice and warm to freezing cold – and I really dislike the cold. I’ve been trying to do the housing program and get off the street that way but my drug use, a lack of housing, […]

The Support is There

This excerpt is from a conversation had with one of our past clients on October 13, 2020. “I was in Red Deer for five years. The stigma surrounding homelessness is huge down there – especially being native. There was the constant assumption that I was stealing, doing something wrong, or some sort of crime – […]

Combating Stigma

This excerpt is from a conversation had with one of our clients on October 8, 2020. “I had my own auto detailing business for six and a half years. A lot of chaos with my ex-husband there and then I moved back to Red Deer in early 2011. Red Deer’s a beautiful place but it’s […]

Not so Black and White

This excerpt is from a conversation had with one of our clients on October 6, 2020. “I moved back to Red Deer about five years ago. In that time, I’ve had some of the best and worst times of my life. I lost my fiance to an opioid overdose three years ago in March. We […]