Inn from the Cold began out of a community concern for the growing number of homeless people during the bitterly cold winter of 1996-1997. Volunteers from several Calgary churches met to decide how they could help.
On May 2, 1997, St. Stephen’s opened its doors to provide shelter and hope to Calgary’s homeless families and others in need. Since then, an ever-growing number of inter-denominational churches, synagogues, community associations and organizations have come together to provide temporary emergency shelter and resources for Calgary’s homeless.
Over the years, Inn from the Cold has helped literally thousands of homeless children, women, and men rebuild their lives and create a new future. Our vision is a community where no child or family is homeless and we support Calgary’s ten-year plan to end homelessness. We believe that change matters and we are on a journey as a community to end homelessness.