Making it possible for people to move from poverty to possibility

Did you know…

…in Red Deer 13% of the population or 5,900 individuals or families are living in poverty

…100s more are struggling with a low or limited income throughout Central Alberta

One person in poverty is too much.  We believe that by focusing on strategies that reduce poverty we can help to break the cycle of poverty for residents in Central Alberta.

How we are supporting change

We have made three year grants available to enable more stability for programs.

We have invested in 8 programs.

We are  partner in the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance.  CAPRA is working to reduce the number of barriers that exist for persons living in poverty to ensure that Central Alberta is A Vibrant Community Where Everyone Thrives.

We co-hosted several poverty simulation events in Central Alberta. Call us if you’d like to arrange one for your group!

We have promoted the challenges faced by community members living with low or limited income through our newsletter and social media.

Making a difference

Julietta’s Place is a second stage housing program for women and their children when fleeing domestic violence.  Mary was in a long-time abusive relationship before coming to Julietta’s.  Mary struggled with anxiety and depression.  She knew that her mental health was limiting her life and felt trapped by it.  She frequently sued alcohol as a way to cope.

After 6-months of involvement with a support group, where she received education on domestic violence, safety and breaking the pattern of unhealthy relationships, Mary is finding new ways to cope and thrive.  It has been hard work and constant dedication, but Mary is able to handle her anxiety and for the first time in a long time is excited about her future.  She has a new lease on life.

Funded programs

Canadian Mental Health Association promotes mental health/wellness and supports people with mental illness and brain injury through education, advocacy and community partnership.

  • Navigation and Outreach

Central Alberta Refugee Effort Committee supports the efforts of immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers by providing coordinated services across organizations and encouraging a welcoming environment.

Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society supports women, men and families experiencing domestic abuse/violence and providing program support to assist them in developing resources they need to achieve their individual goals.

  • Julietta’s Place

Cosmos Group of Companies provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities and/or barrier to enhance personal quality of life and promote recognition of individual value.

  • Career Connections

Family Services of Central Alberta are accountable to assist individuals and families to maintain dignity, enhance autonomy and strengthen relationships.

  • ABC Program

John Howard Society of Red Deer serves men and women of Central Alberta who are or who have been involved with the criminal justice system, or those who are at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system.

  • Client Intake & Liaison

Junior Achievement provides experiences that promote the skills, understanding, and perspectives students
will need to succeed in a global economy and become productive, contributing members of society.

  • Financial Literacy Volunteer Development

Red Deer Native Friendship Society provides cultural teachings and intervention/prevention services across the life span that empower community members to live a good life.

  • Mentor Support