Matthew and Charmaine
Matthew and Charmaine
Matthew and Charmaine, who have two children together, have been with Victory Foundation Housing since 2013. Both Matthew and Charmaine have professional and well documented experience working with Calgary’s homeless and/or those at risk of homelessness. Their lifelong work has been with various vulnerable populations and has included areas of housing, advocacy, systems navigation, case-management and health and wellness. We have worked to support Calgary’s most vulnerable people giving them support as well as working to give them resources through multiple organizations.
Cathy joined our staff in August 2013 as a Counsellor & Caseworker. Cathy has an extensive background working with disadvantaged or marginalized populations, both families and individuals, including those who are homeless, living in poverty, in care facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, transitional housing), experiencing physical, mental health, or developmental disabilities, struggling with and recovering from addictions, survivors of abuse, or needing assistance to navigate government, social assistance, or immigration services. In addition to her experience Cathy is also a life-long learner. She is a graduate of McGill University (CEGEP diploma – Physical Science), Tyndale University College (B.R.E), University of Waterloo (B.A.), University of Calgary (B.Sc. – Psychology), and is currently completing a Masters in Disability and Community Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. Cathy is a wonderful part of the housing team in Ogden.
Kayla started her culinary journey in 2013 by attending the Culinary Arts Program at Algonquin College in Pembroke Ontario. Kayla moved to Alberta after completing her program and worked for Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS), where Kayla realized her passion for serving in non profit organizations. Kayla finished her contract there and came to the Victory Foundation and brings a level of professionally as well as a sincere desire to care for and prepare the best meals possible for the 60 men that reside there. Kayla is a wonderful addition the the Victory Foundation.