Family & Community Support Services

 

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 Family & Community Support Services

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is an 80/20 funding partnership between the province and the municipality.  Under FCSS, our community designs and delivers social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families, and communities.  The programs depend on our community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery.

The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth, and independence.  The programs developed are intended to help individuals in our community to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and build the capacity to prevent and or deal with crisis situations should they arise.

Mission Statement

To build strong communities through positive caring interaction and mutual respect.

Our Mandate

  • To encourage and facilitate cooperation and coordination with allied service agencies operating within the municipality.  Thus FCSS is legally obligated to work with others.  To promote, encourage and facilitate the involvement of volunteers;
  • To promote efficient and effective use of resources;
  • To promote, encourage and facilitate the development of stronger communities;
  • To promote citizen participation in planning, delivery, and governance of the programs and services provided under the FCSS program.

Function

  • Information exchange- for networking and general shared awareness.
  • Short-term help- mentoring- FCSS providing practical help, or helping to make connections between individuals and agencies with common interests.
  • Planning joint events- FCSS as an initiator or one partner in a community event.
  • Planning and carrying out community processes- FCSS as initiator, facilitator or participant to involve many people in identifying and responding to community needs.
  • Contracted arrangements for the purpose of providing specific services- FCSS programs can be both contractors of services and contracted service providers.

  Click here for the FCSS Facebook page.

 Lunch and Learn Poll   Oct. 2021

What Swan Hills FCSS has to offer:

 

  •   Family Resource Network

 The Swan Hills Family Resource Network promotes family wellness, provides opportunities for caregiver education and programming focused on child development.

Follow our Facebook page “Swan Hills FCSS for Parents and Caregivers” to keep updated on available services in our community.

Swan Hills is connected with the SPARK Network. This network provides services to our community that focuses on strengthening family and community support for children aged 0-18. This includes focused counseling and family supports. Call the FCSS office for more information at 780-333-4119.

 

  •   Ages and Stages Developmental Screenings 

Your child's first 5 years are so important, we want to help provide you with the best start for your child. 

We provide the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, to help you keep track of your child's development. 

You will complete two questionnaires, the ASQ-3 and the ASQ: SE. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving, and personal-social skills.

If the questionnaire shows that your child is developing without concerns, we will provide you with some ideas about how to encourage your child's development, and provide the next questionnaire at the appropriate time.   

If the questionnaire shows some possible concerns, we will contact you about information and resources that are available to you, as well as ideas about how to encourage your child's development. 

When you complete the ASQ questionnaires during the month of your child's birth, we provide a FREE Birthday developmental tote filled with developmentally appropriate activities! 

Click on the image below to be taken directly to the questionnaires.

Be sure to click on the link that says "I am completing both the ASQ-3™ and ASQ: SE-2™ questionnaires."

We look forward to your participation in our program.

 

                          Swan Hills ASQ4-Parent-Flyer

  •  Information and Referral for Seniors

Swan Hills FCSS provides information and support to seniors in our community, needing assistance with applications, services, and other agency referrals. 

***We do not at this time, have a Transportation or Home Support program**** 

 

For more information on any of our services please contact 780-333-4119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FCSS Office Hours ( 9 am to 4:30 pm by Phone only). Monday through Friday until further notice.

 

Click here to check out the FCSS Facebook Page. 

 

 

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