carya is here.

If you look around this holiday season, you might see our name a little bit more often than you’re used to as you travel through the city. This year we’re coming to you with a simple message – carya is here.

Whether you’re a long time client or you’ve never heard of us before, we want you to know that we’re here for you and your neighbours. We offer programs and services that support Calgarians at every age and stage of life. During this season of hope and generosity, we’re asking you to help us remain here for you and all of those who need us and consider supporting us during your holiday giving.

Carya is here for children and youth. We help kids feel like heroes as they free themselves from worry and anxiety. We’re here for youth who can’t quite figure out where they fit in, helping them build self-worth, purpose and connections with their peers. All of our youth programs help kids feel safe and supported so that they can become better friends, family members and community citizens.

Carya is hereCarya is here for families. In 2015, we provided support for more than 11,000 Calgary families, and this year we’ve continued to be the agency that families have turned to in moments of need. When the adoption process becomes difficult to navigate, we’re here to help parents and children learn to love and trust each other. When crisis strikes, we’re here for families who have nowhere to turn. Our programs provide practical, research-based parenting tools that help families build connections and create stability.

Carya is here for Calgarians. Chances are you know one of the 40,000 Calgarians that accessed Carya services last year. Maybe you know an older adult who was able to stay in their home after Carya connected them with community services. You might have a neighbor who’s turned to Carya to help them manage their anger and stress. Perhaps you have a friend who’s learned to cope with past trauma and move past destructive behaviours with Carya’s help. We’re here to help all Calgarians uncover their strengths and realize their potential.

We’ve been quietly helping Calgarians for more than 100 years. With your help, we can continue to make an impact for many years to come. Thank you.