Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be Catholic to live at Elizabeth House?
No. Although we are a faith-based organization, the program is open to all women of any or no faith. We ask that all residents respect the beliefs of others in order to create a healthy and safe community in which all residents can live and grow together.
How long can I stay?
This varies depending on the unique circumstances of each mother and whether she arrives pregnant or parenting. We ask for a long term commitment which is determined upon acceptance.
Based on individual needs and program compatibility, residents may reside at Elizabeth House until their child reaches 2 years of age (24 months).
Is there a cost for the program?
Yes. Room and board fees are individually calculated based on income. A lack of financial resources is not a barrier to admission though.
How does one get referred to the program?
Inquiries are accepted from any source however, official application needs to be made by the individual herself. Elizabeth House is a voluntary program and applicants must express their own willingness to participate.
Who operates Elizabeth House?
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary’s Charities & Development Office provides oversight to our non-denominational program.
Who funds Elizabeth House?
Funding is provided by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary through its Together in Action campaign, an annual grant from the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis, as well as monies received through various organizations and community/private donors.