A Place to Call Home (formerly The Acadia Place Project)

On March 2, 2011 the Acadia Place project was launched by KAIROS Calgary and the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) to support families at risk of or experiencing homelessness as they are rehoused with support at Acadia Place - a 58-unit apartment complex in southeast Calgary.

  • KAIROS Calgary represents 10 Christian denominations and about 130 churches.
  • CHF oversees implementation of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Calgary.
Together, their goal was to:
  • raise $1.5 million toward the mortgage on Acadia Place to provide lower rents for those most in need, and
  • engage volunteers in building projects and tenant support.

On May 7, 2016 the first goal was reached and the Acadia Place mortgage has been paid off!  This means that monthly rents can now be sustained at affordable levels forever.  This is a tremendous gift to families in need of ssafe, affordable housing.  

Fundraising effors by A Place to Call Home (formerly called the Acadia Place prjoect) will now go towards paying off the mortgage at the Bankview complex, thus creating another sustainable building with affordable rents for individuals in need.  

Bankview - A Place to Call Home is located near downtown Calgary, and is a 27 unit apartment building that is home to a mixture of singles, couples and small families.  THe Calgary HOmeless Foundation (CHF) purchased the building in April 2010 and is currently fundraising to pay off the 1.1 million mortgage on Bankview.

LCOS is proud to continue to support "A Place to Call Home" project through direct donations, Coldest Night of the Year and volunteering.

A copy of their most recent newsletter can be found below.