- 249 Woodridge Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2W 4S4
- 403-837-5955 (cell)
Mon & Thurs: 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Tue: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Wed: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Closed Sat and Sun
Program Vision: People have what they need to live the lives that they want.
Patch is a neighbourhood Hub located in three Calgary Housing Company (CHC) complexes. It is a place where people with low income can receive free supports and services, meet neighbours, learn about resources and how to navigate community and government systems.
Patch offers walk-in, phone, and on-line services. The staff are also able to meet individuals in the community for situations that require more time or support.
Patch supports individuals and families living on low income for Calgary and surrounding area residents.
Patch delivers four main services (see above) to people living in poverty or economic distress in an integrated way. We offer the services in neighbourhood hubs located in Calgary Housing Company complexes. We partner with other agencies to offer our services.
We know there are many reasons why individuals or families are living in poverty or dealing with challenges. We listen so we can understand each individual and family’s unique experiences and needs and then work with them to meet their needs.
We believe, that like so many people facing challenges or stressful times, individuals and families will benefit from being heard, supported, and reminded of their courage and skills in a safe and reliable program.
We know that when people feel safe, heard, included and connected that they can better support their individual, family and community well-being.
Poverty is a complex issue so the Patch staff receive comprehensive training to best support the community. Training is important to offer an integrated trauma-informed approach that focuses on economic, social, individual and family mental health and well-being.
All staff are trained in the following: Core intervention/counselling skills, Financial Coaching, Skills for Psychological Recovery (skills for everyday coping and well-being), Inclusive Practice and Diversity, Indigenous Teachings, First Aid and CPR, ASIST (suicide awareness and interventions), Therapeutic Foundations (trauma-informed approaches/Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics introduction to core concepts and practices), and Occupational and Health Safety.
All Hubs have at least one staff trained in Employment and Education, Tax Returns, Connections and Gatherings, and Financial Empowerment strategies.
Patch participates in Community of Practices and Community Committees/groups such as: Basic Needs, Healthy Baby Network, Calgary Community Development Learning Initiative, Aspire – Financial Empowerment (Financial Education & Coaching, Taxation & Benefits).
Patch uses a translation service and has staff who can speak French, Pigin (Creo), Arabic, Swahili, Pular/Foullah, Yoruba, Gusii and Punjabi.
All staff adhere to designated professional and Agency Code of Ethics.
Patch is a CARF accredited program.
Patch is a self-referral program and we are open for in- hub support. To ensure prompt service, it is best to call ahead to make an appointment. Masking is not required, but it is encouraged and respected. If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and we will try to provide service over the phone.
Please note, Hubs can close with no notice due to unforeseen situations. Staff will update the Hub’s answering machines when they have closed so please call ahead to find out if the Hub is open.