Everyone has a home and belongs in community.
We open doors for people with limited mobility to enhance dignity through accessible homes that are appropriate and affordable.
About Accessible Housing
Accessible Housing is a Calgary charity that opens doors to homes that are accessible, affordable and safe for people with limited mobility. Accessible Housing was formed in 1974 to meet the housing needs of young people with severe physical disabilities due to spinal injuries. We now help people with limited mobility through a continuum of housing types and supports so that everyone has a home.
What Accessible Housing believes in:
We believe that although we can’t change our circumstances, we don’t have to be defined by them. We believe everyone, despite of their limitations have the right to live in a safe home and be part of a supportive community. We believe everyone, regardless of their circumstances, when provided with the proper support and opportunities can thrive.
Our work is simple, we’re here to eliminate obstacles and provide the opportunities and support needed so our clients can focus on pursuing their dreams rather than struggling with their limitations.
How Accessible Housing does this:
• Homes in Community with care services - In Calgary, Accessible Housing operates Inclusio and Newbridge, as well as providing care and support at Chinook House.
• Housing with Intensive Support - The Bridge to Home caseworker team helps clients with everything from the basics of daily living like laundry and shopping to life skills like conflict resolution and goal setting. Our team works with their clients so that they can be hopeful, healthy, dream big and thrive in the community.
• Housing Registry - Accessible Housing keeps up-to-date on accessible and affordable homes in Calgary and can link you to appropriate community resources and help you find a home that matches your needs.
• Residential Accessible Design (RAD Renos) - Unfortunately there are many Calgarians who develop a mobility issue. This could be due to a new spinal injury, a progressive disease or age-related mobility issues. When this happens it can be very difficult accessing different areas of a home. Homeowners are often barely able to access areas of their homes. We help by assessing barriers and then installing and renovating the home to provide a safe and barrier-free environment.
What People Are Saying
"Accessible Housing helps me grow as a person. They make my life better by giving me a safe place to live and for loving me. Here at Newbridge, at our home, we have our ups and downs, just like everybody else, but we are growing. We are a family. The staff at Accessible Housing care about me. "
— Melody, a resident at the Newbridge group home
"Three years ago I spent three months in rehabilitation and then another eight months just waiting in hospital for a place to go. I wasn't looking foward to a future in which I was institutionalized. Accessible Housing allowed me to escape the medical system and move on living my life."
— Stewart, a resident at Inclusio
"Accessible Housing deserves to receive even more assistance so that it can continue to have Calgarians address their basic need for shelter, and for a home. We really need another four or five places like Fourth Dimension because we are all filled up."
— Stewart, a resident at Inclusio
"I am grateful every night that I have my own place to come back to at the end of the day. When I was on the streets every day I would have to think about where I was going to sleep, which shelter, under which bridge. I am just so happy to have a place to call home."
— James, a client from the Bridge to Home program
"I choose to work at Accessible Housing because I get the privilege to work with individuals that have made a choice to welcome change, a new beginning in their life, and I get to share this incredible journey with them. I get to work with an amazing management team that cares about my well-being."
— Shahada, case worker