Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)
Red Deer County is a municipal partner in the Red Deer and District FCSS Board. This partnership has been in existence since 1974. County residents are able to access FCSS Services and Programs within Red Deer County and the City of Red Deer.
FCSS community navigators
Through a variety of approaches, the FCSS Community Navigators provide direct services to the community or empower the local community to take action on broader community social matters. They also act as an information and referral agent to ensure that residents are connected with appropriate services and resources.
Under the direction and guidance of the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation, Community Workers support in development and delivery of programs that are preventative in nature to promote and enhance the well being among individuals, families and communities.
Services & Programs
Red Deer County FCSS programs and services:
- Assist communities to identify social needs and develop responses to meet those needs
- Promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community
- Inform the public of available services
- Promote the social development of children and their families
- Enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills so people can function more effectively within their own environment
A complete list of programs can be in the Red Deer County Community Program Guide.
For more information on FCSS, please contact our main line at 403.350.2150 or email us at email@example.com
meal delivery program
Red Deer County residents can access healthy, frozen meals delivered right to their door. This program is offered bi-weekly, with deliveries occurring every other Thursday. Orders are due by noon on the Tuesday of the delivery week.
Individual meals start at $8.50 each with free delivery anywhere in Red Deer County. This includes Penhold, Bowden, Elnora, and Delburne.
To place an order, please contact Community Services at 403.350.2150.
family resource centres
|Springbrook Family Resource Centre
|Benalto Family Resource Centre
|3800 Airport Drive
Contact: Megan Soldan
|5025 49 Street
Contact: Angie Schickerowski
FUNDING & RESOURCES
Would you like to spark a connection with your neighbours and within your community? Funded by the Red Deer & District FCSS, the Spark Grant provides a matching grant to help you build relationships and get to know your neighbours. Applications must include 3 or more households interested in participating in the project, and applicants can apply for funding anytime. The City of Red Deer facilitates these applications on behalf of Red Deer & District FCSS. Find out more here.
REconnect Community Initiative Funding Grant
As part of the FCSS Red Deer & District's Emergent Funding Stream, the REconnect Community Initiative will support projects that reach out and build social connections between people, stronger, more resilient communities. The City of Red Deer facilitates these applications on behalf of Red Deer & District FCSS. Find out more here.
|From time to time, everyone needs support. Resources are available through a variety of community and/or government organizations, the following resources are available to you and/or your family.
Unsure of who to call? Your local FCSS Community workers are available to steer you in the right direction. Give one of us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event of an emergency: Call 911 immediately.
|A variety of resources are available to meet the needs of a growing senior population in Red Deer County. With the Aging-in-Place Strategy and support of the Seniors Services Community Worker, the County strives to support seniors through a variety of programs. For needs outside the County's programming, resources are available.
For more information on Red Deer County's Aging-in-Place Strategy, contact Kendra Bauer at email@example.com or 403.505.9091.
|A variety of resources are available for families in need. Many of these are offered by local non-profit organizations or through the Government of Alberta. Accessing these resources can often be confusing, which is why your local FCSS Worker is here to help. Do not hesitate to call an FCSS worker to learn more and get support to navigate these resources.
|There are higher rates of youth experiencing mental health crisis's, not knowing where to turn or who they can talk to.
It is important to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for them to be able to discuss what they are experiencing. FCSS Community Navigators can provide that safe space and make referrals to appropriate programs. For more information on Youth Services throughout Red Deer County, please contact Kevin Velthuis Kroeze at firstname.lastname@example.org.