Business Number: 870823648RR0001

About This Charity

Our Mission

To provide emergency shelter, support and programs to homeless children, their families and others in need, with the goal of building healthy, stable families and ending homelessness.

About Our Charity

Inn from the Cold is a place where homeless families turn for hope and help. Established by a network of faith-based volunteers in 1997, Inn from the Cold is Calgary’s original and largest emergency family shelter, offering programs and supports to homeless families. Inn from the Cold provides emergency shelter services in partnership with volunteers from local churches, community groups and organizations, as well as onsite programming, family support services and prevention initiatives. Our priority is to help families find safe, affordable and appropriate housing.

Inn from the Cold is a recommended charity by Charity Intelligence for our stewardship of the community’s financial donations and resources.

What People Are Saying

"What the Inn means to me is a safe place to put my head, as I am of an age where I do not mean much to a lot of places. Here I do mean something."

— Former Guest

"We have come a long way and it’s been a journey of many twists and turns for acceptance of the problem of homelessness in Calgary and recognition that together we could make a difference."

— Steff, Founding Board Member & Volunteer

"I held a homeless, 10-day-old baby in my arms during our volunteer Inn at Knox United in the early days. That was it for me! I’ve been a volunteer at my church and at the shelter ever since."

— Dave, volunteer for 14 years & counting