Counselling and Community Supports

Counselling

The FCSS Counselling Program is an affordable, professional service designed to address short-term counselling needs and focuses on resolving client concerns.

Who is it for?

It can often be helpful in life's problems to access outside support. This can make the difference between resolving a problem quickly and going through a long period of struggle.

Support is provided for a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, loss, marital and relationship issues, stress, family conflict, parenting challenges, self-esteem, and others.

The FCSS counselling program is confidential and provided on a sliding fee schedule if eligible for up to 6 sessions annually.

For more information call 780-992-6267.

Community Supports

Adult Outreach

Information, referral, and advocacy for adults with supports by:

  • helping them find solutions to their concerns;
  • providing information and supportive referrals to community resources assisting with goal planning;
  • offering advocacy support.

All services are free of charge, for more information call 780-992-6267.

Home Support Services

Home Support provides practical, in-home support services to residents of Fort Saskatchewan and enables individuals to retain and/or improve their quality of life by enhancing independent living, reducing isolation and promoting a safe and quality home life.

Home Support provides:

  • Long-term or short-term assistance for seniors, the chronically ill, and individuals recovering from surgery.
  • Affordable service for individuals that are on a fixed income provided on a sliding fee schedule.
  • Flexible service that adapts to you and your home's requirements; anywhere from 1 to 3 hours of service is available.
  • Visits that suit your schedule either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your needs.
  • Peace of mind knowing that your home's cleanliness is maintained by our caring staff.
  • Trustworthy City of Fort Saskatchewan employees that have criminal record checks completed.

For more information, contact the Home Support Coordinator at 780-992-6202.

Seniors Outreach

For information, referral, and advocacy to enable seniors to remain as independent as possible, while maintaining dignity and an optimum quality of life with supports to seniors and their families by:

  • helping them find solutions to their concerns;
  • providing information and supportive referrals to community resources assisting with goal planning;
  • offering advocacy support; and,
  • ensuring the program is accessible by meeting with seniors in their home.

All services are free of charge and we will visit you in your home.

For more information call 780-992-6623.

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a societal issue that is causing harm to older adults across the world. Abuse means an action, or deliberate behaviour, by a person in a position of trust, such as an adult child, family member, friend or caregiver, that causes an older adult harm. Take a moment to learn more about how to recognize and respond to elder abuse.

Elder Abuse Helpline

Facts on Elder Abuse

Preventing Abuse of Older Adults

Want to learn more? Check out itsnotright.ca

Additional resources

Seniors Calendar

Youth Outreach

The Youth Outreach Worker provides short-term, goal-oriented support to youth, aged 6-18 years, and their families. They work with the youth's existing strengths while building connections between families, schools and community services.

Youth Outreach helps with:

  • Emotional Concerns: self-esteem, managing emotions, grief and loss, stress, life changes, coping skills;
  • Family Concerns: separation or divorce, parent-teen conflict, sibling conflict, parenting tools, advocacy;
  • School Based Concerns: transition to a new school, attendance issues, improve communication between families and the school; and,
  • Social Concerns: problem solving, social skills, communication, peer relationships.

Who is eligible?

This is a confidential, free service provided to Fort Saskatchewan residents. The Youth Outreach Worker is able to meet in a variety of settings – at school, home, our offices, or other community spaces.

Individual sessions may focus on:

  • Connecting the family to community resources,
  • Acting as a liaison between the school, community agencies and the family,
  • Identifying strategies to support both the youth and/or family,
  • Supporting parents to empower themselves and their children, and
  • Working to meet goals while building relationships.

The Youth Outreach Worker does not provide psychiatric assessments or intervention services.

To apply to the program or for more information, please contact the FCSS Intake Line: 780-992-6267.

More resources

Addictions Helpline
1-866-332-2322

altView Foundation
altview.ca
780-666-5428

BGC
fortsask.bgccan.com
780-992-0103

Careers Under Construction
careersunderconstruction.ca
780-992-0250

Creating Hope Society Alberta
creatinghopesociety.ca
780-477-7961

Families First Society
familiesfirstsociety.ca
780-998-5595

Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank
fortsaskatchewanfoodbank.com
780-998-4099

Fort Saskatchewan Furniture Bank
fortsaskfurniturebank.com
1-866-644-5135

Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
fspl.ca
780-998-4275

Mental Health Helpline
1-877-729-0261

Primary Care Network (PCN) Sherwood Park /strong>
sherwoodparkpcn.com
780-997-0046

Pioneer House Club 50
780-998-3898

Robin Hood Association
https://www.robinhoodassoc.com
780-992-0035

The Bridge Wellness Hub for Youth
facebook.com/TheBridgeWHY
780-589-0224