Applicants

Elizabeth House is life skills and independent living program designed to assist pregnant or parenting women in need to move towards self-sufficiency. We provide a safe and loving (communal) residence for up to six (6) residents and their babies at a time.

 

A long term commitment is expected and ideal so as to complete the program offerings. Based on individual needs and performance, residents may then qualify to stay within the home up until baby is 24 months old.

 

Upon program acceptance, each mother receives:

 

  • A private, furnished bedroom for herself and child;

  • Full amenities including shared laundry, kitchen and common areas; 

  • An on-site Caseworker to help navigate community services, as well as create an action plan for a successful transition to independent living;

  • Opportunity to learn parenting and life skills plus pursue further education and/or job skills training;

  • Opportunity to engage in positive community programming and events;

  • 24-hours staff support for life skills and parenting. 

Admission Criteria:

Individuals who have chosen to apply to our program do so largely because they want to make positive changes in their lives and create a strong support system for themselves and their child.  

Applicants to the program must meet basic eligibility criteria as well as complete a thorough application process, including an interview, in order to be considered for acceptance.  In order to be eligible for residency at Elizabeth House, all applicants must be:

  • Pregnant, or parenting a child under 12 months of age; 

  • Homeless, or at risk of homelessness; 

  • Of legal age, be an emancipated minor, or have parental/guardian consent; 

  • Willing to make a long term commitment to Elizabeth House (unless otherwise specified) and willing to abide by our Program Guidelines.

  • Willing to work or attend school and participate in Elizabeth House programming.  

 

Due to limited resources, participants must NOT be suffering from any current drug or alcohol addictions nor fleeing a domestic violence situation. We will provide referral services to appropriate providers plus place you on our waiting list for 90 day follow up. 

Program Fees:

Residents pay monthly room and board which is calculated on a sliding scale based on income.  This fee covers food, accommodation, utilities and household items. An inability to pay is not a barrier for application or residency. 

 

Admission Process:

Inquiries are accepted from any source however, official application needs to be made by the individual herself.

 

Call the office at (403) 228-9724 and/or complete the Elizabeth House Intake Form online. 

Program staff will contact you within 72 hrs for a phone interview.

  • If you are a minor, legal guardian's permission to participate or proof of emancipation must be submitted.
     

  • If you are eligible, program staff will notify you if there is an opening or you will be put on a waiting list.
     

  • If there is a vacancy, program staff will provide a second application and set up an interview in order to determine compatibility with our program. 
     

  • If you do not meet admission criteria, we will provide referrals based on your needs. 
     

  • If we are not able to contact you after three attempts, your application will be held for three months.

For more information, call (403) 228-9724 or E-Mail: elizabethhouse@calgarydiocese.ca

Complete the Intake Form

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