Patch is a free, place-based community program that works collaboratively with Calgary Housing Company and other community service providers to offer a broad range of services to families who live within three specific low-income housing complexes (and surrounding areas) in southeast and southwest Calgary: West Dover, Midnapore and Woodbine.
Patch is based on a “Strengthening Families” model that is family-centered, place-based, collaborative, focused on family self-sufficiency, accountable to families, preventative and promotional, and grounded in the philosophy that “children do well when their families do well, and families do better when they live in supportive neighbourhoods.” 
Patch works with the child, family and community by offering a three-tiered service model to increase family economic success, family support systems, and thriving and nurturing communities.
Individuals and families self-refer, however they may also learn about Patch and the services offered from Calgary Housing Company, Patch outreach initiatives, or other community agencies.
At Patch, services aimed at providing children and youth opportunities to participate in recreational activities are influenced by the strength-based perspective embedded in the Positive Youth Development framework. This perspective recognizes the importance of structured programs and activities during out-of-school time for children and youth.
This includes programs and activities for children and youth ages six and up:
Please note, participation in programs require parental consent.
For individual members or the whole family, Patch provides:
Patch sites aim to cultivate community connections with and between residents in a variety of ways:
Research shows four prerequisites to family success:
 Income and Child Well-being: As new perspective on the poverty debate – Canadian Council on Social Development.
 Enabling Families to Succeed: Community Based Supports for Families – St. Christopher House.
Hull Services acknowledges these organizations for their generous support of Patch.