“Investing in people, our most valuable resource.”
Blackfalds Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) FCSS offers support and services that include community programs and courses, community group support, Food Bank information, employment support, interagency meetings, subsidized programs, and information and referral services.
FCSS also provides preventative social programming and activities that use proactive, strength-based, and intentional strategies to help individuals, families and communities develop skills required to form a strong sense of self, resulting in the ability to build healthy relationships with others.
FCSS priorities are directed by the Social Needs Assessment Plan (2016), which includes substantial input from the members of our community.
Lunch Box Program during COVID-19
In partnership with the Blackfalds Food Bank, FCSS supports Blackfalds families during the pandemic by providing healthy food to those in need.
Families with children 0-18 can pick up a box of breakfasts and lunches every week, thanks to the exceptional support of local Blackfalds businesses and donours.
If you are interested in donating to the program or accessing the program, please contact FCSS at 403.600.9066
Blackfalds Food Bank
By donating one item every time you go grocery shopping, our Food Bank's shelves will be filled up!
If you know anyone who could benefit from the Food Bank, please refer them to FCSS in order to make an appointment.
Food Bank partnerships include:
- Weekly bread donation by Cobb's Bakery in Red Deer
- Locally donated Alberta beef by various local farmers
- Lacombe Pik-n-Pak provides fresh vegetables
Every Wednesday, a group of volunteers prepare and provide food hampers to those in need. If you have time and are interested in helping out, contact the Food Bank Manager at 403.600.1768.
Blackfalds 55+ Housing Project
The Town of Blackfalds dedicated a parcel of land to investigate seniors' housing options in Blackfalds. Partnering with the Lacombe Foundation and the Bethany Group, the next step in the process is gauging the level of interest from individuals.
To participate in the next steps or view previous community presentations, please visit the Lacombe Foundation and fill out the Expression of Interest form and/or the Seniors Housing application and remit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Support Services Resources
|POLICE, Fire, Ambulance||9.1.1|
|Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society||403.885.3355|
|Golden Circle: Central Alberta Elder Abuse Emergency Shelter 24 Hour||1.877.454.2580 | 403.346.6076|
|Hope for Wellness Help Line (immediate help to all Indigenous people)||1.855.242.3310|
|Women’s Emergency Shelter (24/7)||1.888.346.5643|
|Addictions Help Line||1.866.332.2322|
|Blackfalds Food Bank||403.600.1768|
|Bullying Prevention Helpline||1.888.456.2323|
|Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE)||403.346.8818|
|Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES)||1.888.346.5643 | 403.346.5643|
|Crisis Services Canada||1.833.456.4566 Text '45645'|
|Mental Health Help Line||1.877.303.2642|
|Sexual Assault Support Centre||1.866.956.1099|
|Suicide Prevention Helpline||1.800.784.2433|
|Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre||587.272.2222|
|Child Abuse Hotline: 24 Hour Toll Free||1.800.387.5437|
|Child Care Subsidy Applications||1.877.644.9992|
|Family Violence Information Line||403.310.1818|
|Red Deer Family Supports for Children with Disabilities||1.855.440.5478|
|Alberta Seniors Financial Assistance and Benefits||1.877.644.9992|
|Alberta Supports Contact Centre for Alberta Works, Aides to Daily Living, Seniors Health Benefits||1.877.644.9992|
|Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)||403.340.5353|
|Canada Veterans Affairs Depot||1.800.522.2122|
|Information and Referral||2.1.1 | www.ab.211.ca|
|Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)||403.340.5003|
|Service Canada Centre||1.800.622.6232|
|Alberta Health Services Health Link / Dementia Link||8.1.1|
|Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories||1.866.950.5465 | 403.342.0448|
|Apollo Health Clinic||587.797.4088|
|Blackfalds Medical Clinic||403.885.2237|
|Canadian Hard of Hearing Association||780.428.6622|
|Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre||403.782.3336|
|Red Deer Regional Hospital||403.343.4422|
|Lab Services (Red Deer)||1.877.309.2847 | 403.343.4749|
|Lab Services (Lacombe)||1.833.572.0577|