Vulcan & Region Family & Community Support Services
Family and Community Support Services provides preventative social services to promote and enhance well-being among individuals and families and promote the development of stronger communities. The programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in the delivery of programs. One of the key principles of the FCSS Program is local responsibility for priority need setting and resource allocation. Local FCSS Programs are part of the larger provincial Program that collectively helps to ensure that Albertans have access to a strong network of prevention supports. FCSS can provide support or service based on need to children, youth, families, adults, seniors and volunteers or externally fund other organizations that may be serving that need. Programs developed are intended to help individuals in their community to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Services is a funding partnership between the Government of Alberta, the Town of Vulcan, Vulcan County, and the Villages of Lomond, Carmangay, Milo and Arrowwood.
Vulcan and Region FCSS offers a local presence for people to walk through our door or call when help is needed. If we cannot help, we will refer to the appropriate service. To stay informed we host a monthly Interagency Meeting, currently the first Wednesday of the month, to help all organizations to make quality referrals, and partner and collaborate to offer the widest range of services without duplication. Staff also attend various other boards and coalitions to stay informed and to contribute to the important work being done by many in our community.
The Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society is a separate organization under the same roof as FCSS. It is a charitable organization. If you or someone you know cannot afford food this month, the Food Bank can help. Call the same number as FCSS at 403-485-2192 or visit vulcanfoodbank.com to learn more.
If you or someone you know is struggling and has to choose between paying bills, medical expenses or rent, give us a call, we can help. If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the Rural Reaching Home Project is federally funded through the Rural Development Network and operated in Vulcan County under the Food Bank to address and prevent homelessness.
Vulcan Family and Community Support Services is a designated Emotional Safe Spot for our community. The Emotional Safe Spot program is meant to provide a place for people in the community to share the mental health struggles they might be facing, in a confidential and safe space. We can also help you find the information that you need to improve or maintain your mental health. This service is not intended to be a formal or certified counseling or therapy service. We can offer a listening ear or referrals to other mental health services.
If you ever want to speak with someone in a safe and confidential way, you can contact our staff at 403-485-2192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.