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Catholic Family Service’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page updated on March 21, 2020. We are still supporting individuals and families while our offices are temporarily closed. You'll find more information below about how we're modifying our services as we respond to Covid-19. At Catholic Family Service, the health and well-being of our staff, clients, and volunteers has always [...]

2020-04-08T12:35:46+00:00March 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Catholic Family Service’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Taking Away The Walls

Catholic Family Service (CFS) and CUPS have stepped into a partnership as part of both agencies’ strategic directions with the express purpose of offering more effective services to those who take the courageous step to seek help. You may be wondering… why are CUPS and CFS working together? Don’t they have different missions and [...]

2020-03-17T19:44:25+00:00February 24th, 2020|News, Never Too Late|Comments Off on Taking Away The Walls

A Message from Patricia Jones, CEO

Patricia Jones At Catholic Family Service and UP, we are all about Families. “Building Strong Families” is our purpose and our passion. As a supporter of ours, you have played an important role in helping us help families break the cycle of vulnerability and poverty. When I think about the conversations I have [...]

2019-12-30T15:40:07+00:00December 30th, 2019|News, Community Relations|Comments Off on A Message from Patricia Jones, CEO

What do financial literacy and making gifts from the heart have in common?

Answer: a lot more than you think! On a recent Friday afternoon, we held our annual Gift Making on a Budget workshop as part of the financial literacy group we run at the Louise Dean Centre (Youth Fair Gains). This is an opportunity for students to learn that they can make inexpensive (yet awesome) [...]

2019-12-12T23:50:40+00:00December 12th, 2019|News, Louise Dean Centre|Comments Off on What do financial literacy and making gifts from the heart have in common?

Expanding Never Too Late

High school education can open doors for jobs, school and training. Improving skills through education helps in everyday life and sets a good example for friends and family members. For adults, the idea of going back to school can be overwhelming. People who have been out of school for a short (or long) time [...]

2019-11-17T18:32:34+00:00November 18th, 2019|News, Never Too Late|Comments Off on Expanding Never Too Late

Being present is more than just showing up

When was the last time you were somewhere or with someone and really embraced being there? I was lucky enough to be on Chesterman’s Beach near Tofino this summer.  The sound, feel, smell and sight of the surf, sand, sun and milieu of people swimming, surfing, biking, sand sailing, and kite flying was truly [...]

2019-08-27T19:32:32+00:00August 27th, 2019|Counselling, Parenting, News|1 Comment

Motherhood Matters Mattered

They say that it takes a village to raise a child “and I found my Village within this program” said a young Motherhood Matters participant. She is certainly not alone in her thinking. Motherhood Matters touched the lives of hundreds of women in its more than 40 years. Motherhood Matters was a three stage [...]

2019-08-14T14:11:26+00:00August 14th, 2019|Parenting, News|Comments Off on Motherhood Matters Mattered

Three year study leads to Fathers Moving Forward – a reflection on how we got here.

Catholic Family Service released the findings of a three year study titled: Fathers Moving Forward June 2019 at a private event in downtown Calgary. Fathers Moving Forward is a program for fathers aged 16 to 26 provided by Catholic Family Service at the Louise Dean Centre for pregnant and parenting teens. Developed and piloted in [...]

2020-02-03T21:08:34+00:00June 28th, 2019|Parenting, News|Comments Off on Three year study leads to Fathers Moving Forward – a reflection on how we got here.

Single Session Counselling targets what you need when you need it

When we think about counselling we think about going deep into our feelings, taking as much time as we need, and telling our whole story so no wonder it seems counter intuitive to say – less can actually be enough. Some years ago there was a study reported on by Moshe Talmon where they looked [...]

2019-07-24T22:08:32+00:00June 24th, 2019|Counselling, News|Comments Off on Single Session Counselling targets what you need when you need it

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