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Family & Community Support Services

“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

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


Beyond Food Community Hub

Beyond Food Community Hub is the umbrella organization that operates multiple community programs, such as: 

  • Blackfalds Food Bank
  • The Lunchbox
  • The Good Food Box
  • The Senior Good Food Box
  • Emergency Food Hampers
  • The new Affordable Market

Our Beyond Food Community Hub does not have a financial eligibility threshold. If you know someone who could benefit from the great local partnerships that the Food Bank Society has created - please refer them to FCSS so they can get the info necessary to make an appointment at the Food Bank.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Hub, or would like more information about the Affordable Market or Seniors Good Food Box Program please connect with the Blackfalds Food Bank at 403.600.1768 or managerblackfaldsfb@gmail.com


NEW! Affordable Market

Stop by the Beyond Food Community Hub to purchase vegetables, fruit and more at a discounted price! The aim is to increase access to healthy, fresh food by making it affordable.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Location: 5014 Waghorn Street

Cash or cheques accepted


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 housing.lacombe@bethanygrp.ca.


Contact Us

fcss@blackfalds.ca
403.600.9066

Office Hours
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Support Services Resources


POLICE, Fire, Ambulance
9.1.1
Poison Control
1.800.332.1414
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
Alberta Supports
1.877.644.9992
Alcoholics Anonymous
403.887.4470
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
Kids Helpline
1.800.668.6868
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 Link8.1.1
Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories1.866.950.5465 | 403.342.0448
Apollo Health Clinic587.797.4088
Blackfalds Medical Clinic403.885.2237
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association780.428.6622
Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre403.782.3336
Red Deer Regional Hospital403.343.4422
Lab Services (Red Deer)1.877.309.2847 | 403.343.4749
Lab Services (Lacombe)1.833.572.0577
Community Legal Clinic – Central Alberta
1.877.314.9129
Consumer Contact Centre (Tenant/Landlord info)
1.877.427.4088
Legal Aid Alberta
1.866.845.3425
Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee (OPGT)
403.340.5165
Rural Red Deer Restorative Justice403.598.0726 | debbie@rrdrestorativejustice.ca