ANNUAL REPORT 2015-2016

a message from our executive director:

For HomeFront, 2015 was a truly notable year. While we faced new challenges and saw the effects of the economy on domestic violence, we also saw great success and a vast increase in our public awareness.

In June of 2015, HomeFront launched its first wide scale domestic violence awareness campaign in partnership with Checker Cabs. This ground-breaking campaign utilized messages of hope and empowerment to involve community in ending domestic violence. We received widespread attention and reach throughout the summer months, and dramatically increased our profile in the public sphere, as well as mainstream and social media.  HomeFront launched its second annual My HomeFront campaign in June 2016, and we look forward to building on the successes of last year and remaining top of mind within the community.

In the midst of difficult economic times, we are incredibly grateful that our funders continue to support HomeFront. At a time when so many cuts are being made, we are grateful that the Government of Alberta, the City of Calgary and the Calgary Police Service acknowledge the success of HomeFront’s integrated service delivery model and impact on the community.

We have a lot to celebrate from this past year, and we know that there will still be hurdles ahead. With a noted increase in domestic violence reported by the Calgary Police Service, HomeFront knows that this will directly impact the number of people who need our services and stretch existing resources. HomeFront employees do difficult work, and as an organization we are committed to ensuring they are provided with training, tools, and support at all times. During the next fiscal year, we will continue to build awareness, engage the community, foster partnerships, secure sustainable funding and build HomeFront as one of the leading domestic violence models in the country.

For HomeFront, our partners are the backbone in all that we do. Our partnerships with the Calgary Police Service, Crown, Probation, Calgary Region Child and Family Services and various community agencies are fundamental in our success, and we are continually grateful for their commitment to collaboration and a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

While we recognize that this next year will be a challenging one, we are motivated, inspired and humbled by the resiliency and strength of our clients, and are moved to work hard and continue to provide the best support to those we serve.

Thank you to all of our partners, funders, donors, staff, board and volunteers for working together with us to create healthy homes and safe communities.

Sincerely,
Maggie_Signature

Margaret Stevens
Executive Director

-My case manager was amazing! I grew up in a situation of domestic violence and if it wasn't for HomeFront I don't think I would have been able to break the cycle of abuse.”

Financial Accountability
Programs 2015-2016
Research & Evaluation
Board of Directors 2015-2016
Community & Justice Partners 2015-2016
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a message from our board of directors:

HomeFront has much to look forward to in 2016 and beyond. In spite of the fact that Alberta’s charitable agencies and private companies are facing a very challenging environment, we must remain focused on the reality that we live in one of the greatest cities in the world, and in a province that has a great future – a future that includes our communities free of domestic violence.

On the heels of a successful 2015 campaign, HomeFront’s awareness in the city is at an all-time high. In 2016, HomeFront will build on these successes, both operationally, and from a fundraising and awareness perspective.

Our 2016 strategic priorities will remain tightly focused on ensuring that we can create long-term stability for HomeFront’s two core programs: The Domestic Violence Intervention and Resource Team, and The Domestic Conflict Response Team. To support this outcome, HomeFront’s Board and Leadership Team are executing on three strategic priorities:

1. Establish a 50% private, 50% public core funding model.

2. Ensure that HomeFront staff are healthy and supported.

3. Ensure that HomeFront’s IT infrastructure and database are stable and secure.

We would like offer a heartfelt thank you to our partners, funders, donors, stakeholders, volunteers, staff and fellow board members.  Your collaboration and commitment are allowing us to deliver these important outcomes in 2016, and more importantly, to create a future free of domestic violence.

Lauretta Enders - Signature

Lauretta Enders
Co-Chair
HomeFront Board of Directors

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Chris Richer
Co-Chair
HomeFront Board of Directors

 

Copy of 2015 year in review