Nicole Nwogbo

Victoria grew up in Kelowna, BC and has lived across Canada. Giving back has always been part of her identity and when she moved to Calgary in 2022 she knew that building a community online for Mamas for Mamas was where she wanted to land.
Sonya lived all of her life in many areas of BC until moving to Calgary in 2019 from the Vancouver area. She worked as a hairstylist for 30 years and retired from that career upon moving when she then decided that volunteer work was where her heart was. She loves volunteering with Mamas For Mamas...
Stevie was born in Red Deer but grew up in the Calgary area. Stevie studied social work at the University of Calgary and is a registered social worker. She is passionate about making a difference in her local community and supporting families and individuals who are facing challenges.
I am a moderator/general volunteer of mamasformamas Calgary chapter. I am a mom of two (preschooler and toddler) and a full time insurance adjuster. I was drawn to the kindness of mamasformamas and volunteering with the organization was natural next step. As a moderator, I help to ensure there is an abundance of kindness in...

Other Side of Homelesness

To understand how a mom with a newborn and a toddler can end up living in their car in Canada, we must first re-examine our perception of poverty and the metrics that define it. Our current system does not accurately reflect the cost of living per capita when determining poverty cut-off lines, leaving thousands of caregivers at a disadvantage. Their income might appear adequate when compared to a national average, but in reality, it falls short of meeting their needs.

Addressing homelessness among caregivers and their children involves tackling both relative and absolute homelessness. Relative homelessness refers to those living in inadequate housing conditions, while absolute homelessness involves individuals lacking any form of shelter. Homelessness is more than just a lack of shelter—it's an obstacle to health, stability, and opportunity. Our campaign is committed to creating sustainable solutions that provide not only housing but also the necessary support systems to help families thrive.

By emphasizing advocacy, community engagement, and strategic partnerships, we aim to build a future where every caregiver and child has a safe and stable place to call home.
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