Referring Partners

“CMHA – Calgary Region and Horizon Housing’s partnership is about working together to connect people experiencing mental health challenges with affordable, supported homes.”
- Laureen MacNeil, Executive Director
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region

Referring Partners

To pave the way for success for our residents, we partner with more than 35 social service agencies. These partners refer individuals to Horizon and, once an individual makes their home with us, provide a range of ongoing support services.

We collaborate with our referring partners to ensure each resident, no matter their past experience, mental or physical health challenges, or economic circumstance, is able to work towards independent living and enjoy a stable, affordable, long-term home.

Our residents join us through the following agencies:

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    Accessible Housing
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    Aspen Family Services
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    Assertive Community Treatment
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Accessible Housing

Accessible Housing is a non-profit organization and registered charity with a mandate to open doors to homes that are accessible and affordable for people with limited mobility. Through their outreach and residential programs, they provide housing and personal support so that everyone can have a home, belong and participate in the community.

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Aspen Family Services

Aspen serves more than 6,000 children, teens, adults and families every year in 167 communities across Calgary. Over 90% of their clients say their services have helped them live successfully on their own. With the support of their funders, partners, government, sponsors and donors, Aspen is breaking the cycle of poverty by helping people create better lives.

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Assertive Community Treatment

The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) is an intensive and highly integrated approach for community mental health service delivery. The ACT program serves outpatients whose symptoms of mental illness (primarily Schizophrenia) result in serious functioning difficulties in several major areas of life, often including work, social relationships, residential independence, money management, and physical health and wellness. 

They are a multidisciplinary team who provides full wrap-around services to assist clients in obtaining housing, financial assistance, accessing specialized medical services, navigating the legal system, medication compliance, independent living skills training, recreational programming and one-to-one supportive counseling.

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    Boys & Girls Club of Calgary
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    Brenda Strafford Society
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    Calgary Alternative Support Services
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Boys & Girls Club of Calgary

The Boys & Girls Club of Calgary provides services and programs to at-risk and vulnerable children in Calgary. By providing support through activities and specified programs, the boys and girls club is able to help more than 11,000 children on an annual basis.

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Brenda Strafford Society

The Brenda Strafford Centre can provide safe housing and comprehensive social service support for people escaping family violence. They offer programs starting with Second Stage, which is a temporary shelter and Progress Housing, which provide victims of domestic abuse long term housing options.

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Calgary Alternative Support Services

Calgary Alternative Support Services (CASS) enables those with disabilities to escape the ongoing hardships and discrimination that happens in everyday life.

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    Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
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    Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre
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    Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network
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Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society provides integration resources to immigrants in Southern Alberta. They have been a leader in our community since 1981.

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Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre

The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre has provided emergency shelter, health and social services for over 55-years in Calgary. Being housing-focused, the DI works with local agencies to support those experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.

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Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network aims to ensure people who are affected by FASD can lead to positive, fulfilling lives.

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    Calgary Housing Company
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    Calgary John Howard Society
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    Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
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Calgary Housing Company

Calgary Housing Company (CHC) is a non-profit company, wholly-owned by the City of Calgary. CHC’s mandate is the management of housing units and programs to provide affordable housing options to Calgarians. As the largest landlord in Calgary, CHC manages the rentals for approximately 10,000 households serving 24,000 citizens.

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Calgary John Howard Society

The Calgary John Howard Society provides housing, education, employment programs and support for at-risk youth and adults, and those involved in the justice system

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Calgary Immigrant Women's Association

The Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association offers programs and services for immigrant woman in areas of settlement and integration, language training, employment support, family violence counselling, parenting, in-home support, civic engagement, health, housing, and community development.

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    Calgary Seniors Resource Society
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    Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region
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    Carya
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Calgary Seniors Resource Society

Calgary Seniors Resource Society provides a variety of innovative programs and services to seniors throughout the city with the goals to end senior isolation and help seniors remain safe and independent in their homes as long as possible.

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Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Calgary Region is part of Canada’s most established national mental health organizations, the Canadian Mental Health Association. CMHA facilitates access to resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness and addiction

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Carya

Carya supports individuals and families that are going through hard times, overcome obstacles and hardships. Through supportive holistic programs, Carya is able to help individuals reach their full potential.

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    Children's Cottage Society
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    CUPS
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    Discovery House
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Children's Cottage Society

The Children’s Cottage Society is dedicated to preventing harm and neglect to children and building strong families through support services, respite programs and crisis nurseries. They are a recognized leader in providing effective programs and services to ensure Safe Children in Healthy Families.

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CUPS

Through integrated health care, education and housing services, CUPS empower people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. In this pursuit, they draw upon our spiritual roots honouring the dignity of every human being.

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Discovery House

Discovery House provides integrated residential and community services for abused women and children to enable them to live safely in the community. They have the vision that communities are free of family violence.

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    Elizabeth Fry Society
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    Fresh Start Recovery Centre
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    Highbanks Society
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Elizabeth Fry Society

The Elizabeth Fry Society provides practical programs to women and youth in Calgary engaged with the legal and justice systems.

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Fresh Start Recovery Centre

The Fresh Start Recovery Centre has been helping individuals and families struggling with addiction since 1992. They offer resources to assist clients in sustaining a successful recovery process.

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Highbanks Society

Highbanks Society works with unsupported young mothers and their children who are especially vulnerable to the cycle of poverty and homelessness. By providing housing and support, Highbanks assists in stopping this cycle and helps young mothers to reach their full potential.

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    Inn from the Cold
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    McMan Calgary & Area
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    MESH
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Inn from the Cold

For families going through the stress and trauma of being homeless or who are at imminent risk of homelessness, the Inn offers emergency shelter and the programs and supports required so they can begin to stabilize and rebuild their lives.

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McMan Calgary & Area

McMan Calgary & Area is a charitable organization that recognizes the strengths and potential of children, youth and families. They provide more than 20 programs and services address issues of safety, overall well-being and permanency adversely affecting children, youth and families in our community. In supporting them, they improve their quality of life and further enrich the community as a whole.

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MESH

MESH helps people overcome complex, interrelated barriers of mental health, employment, substance abuse, and housing. It is a partnership of five organizations serving those areas. These founding organizations (CMHA, Prospect, Fresh Start, Aventa, Horizon Housing) began collaborative work towards this initiative in 2012. For clients, these agencies will function as one, in conjunction with peer mentoring, to minimize admin and maximize benefit.

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    Momentum
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    Monarch House
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    Pathways to Housing
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Momentum

Momentum strives to help those who are in low-income situations by helping them save and become financially independent. Momentum offers programs that help promote financial literacy, entrepreneurship and employment training.

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Monarch House

They are Canada’s largest integrated community healthcare services network for individuals on the autism spectrum. Their services assist with academic, behaviour, communication, learning, motor, physical, speech, social and vocational needs.

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Pathways to Housing

Based on the Housing First model, Pathways to Housing serves individuals who are chronically homeless and have a major mental health illness. Following the principles of harm reduction, clients are not required to be sober, abstain from drugs or cease all risky behaviors before they are accepted into the program. They provide housing first and then provide a wrap-around service to address mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment.

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    Potential Place
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    Primary Care Network
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Potential Place

Potential Place helps those suffering with chronic mental health issues. Its mandate is to help its members live happy, productive and rewarding lives.

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Sinneave

Sinneave provides ongoing supports to those with autism as they transition into adulthood.  Its mandate is to help those individuals reach their ultimate potential and highest quality of life.

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Primary Care Network

Family physicians and Alberta Health Services personnel routinely provide primary care services within PCN programs. Family physicians are often the first step for patients seeking appointments for primary care needs such as accessible housing people suffering from physical or mental health issues.

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul
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    Sonshine Community Services
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    SORCe
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps vulnerable individuals and families with emergency food hampers. They also provide services to ensure people meet their basic needs such as housing.

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Sonshine Community Services

Sonshine Community Services is a charitable organization bringing hope and healing to families in need for almost 40 years. They envision a community where women and children live safely in healthy families.

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SORCe

The Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre connects individuals that are near or in homelessness with supporting resources during a time of need. By providing these supports, SORCe provides those at-risk of homelessness access to a variety of both programs and services.

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    Toni Kohn Foundation
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    Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency
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    Wood’s Homes
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Toni Kohn Foundation

The Toni Kohn foundation was created in loving memory of Toni Kohn-Woodward after her unexpected passing. The foundation focuses on female empowerment and to support young women at risk.

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Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency

Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency (URSA) is a Calgary-based, non-profit agency, established in 1985. Their objective is to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in community settings.

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Wood’s Homes

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Their 500 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 20,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

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    YW Calgary
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YW Calgary

YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. For more than 105 years they have focused on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity. Together with their donors, government and other social agencies, they provide shelter, supportive housing, counselling, child development, childcare, education and employment programs that help move women from crisis to stability.

Women-centered. Brighter-future focused.

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