Family and Community Support Services

FCSS Coordinator: Julie Temple
Hello, My name is Julie temple. I am the FCSS Coordinator for Central Peace FCSS.
780-864-3500 press 1
fcss@mdspiritriver.ab.ca
www.centralpeacefcss.ca

 What is Central Peace FCSS?

FCSS provides many different services, including:

  • Helping Hands Home Support Program
  • Transportation Program
  • Kid’s Summer Day Camp Program: Camp WaNaGo
  • Community Christmas Hamper Project
  • Other Services and Program Initiatives
  • Meals on Wheels

Helping Hands Home Support Program

Provides home support service (light housekeeping, menu planning and companionship) to all residents of participating municipalities on a cost sharing basis for anyone experiencing problems that limit their ability to live and function independently including:

  • New mothers
  • Senior citizens
  • Persons recovering from illness or operation
  • Persons with a physical or mental disability
  • Individuals dealing with the death of a loved one (during funeral preparations and the 5 weeks following)
  • Transportation Program

Transportation Program

Transportation Program Policy FCSS

Transportation Pilot Program Policy

Provides public transportation to residents of:

  • Municipal District of Spirit River
  • Village of Rycroft
  • Town of Spirit River
  • Woking
  • Other community members if space permits

Primarily to access medical services in the Spirit River Region and Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Transportation also provided for shopping, entertainment, cultural and personal purposes as time permits.

The FCSS van goes to Grande Prairie on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of each week. Participants must call the office to reserve space.

The 12 passenger van is also available for private bookings. Transportation Fees:

MD Residents $25.00per passenger round trip
Village of Rycroft Residents $25.00 per passenger round trip
Town of Spirit River Residents $25.00 per passenger round trip
Non seniors $25.00 per passenger round trip
Saddle Hills/Birch Hills Residents $25.00 per passenger round trip
All others $25.00 per passenger round trip

These fees will help pay for maintenance and operating expenses.

Box 389 Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0780-864-3500 press 1 F:780-864-4303

Kid’s Summer Day Camp Program: Camp WaNaGo

Summer day camp program provides families with an affordable option for summer child care while providing youth with opportunities to learn new things and have fun with other children.

    • Camp Wanago – Kids summer camp! Come and visit us and register your child(ren) for summer camp. More information will be provided in the future.

Reasonable day camp fees

  • Many activities and field trips including trips to:
    • Dunvegan
    • Grande Prairie
    • Community libraries
    • Recreation facilities
    • Spirit River Swimming Pool
  • Children are given the opportunity to develop:
    • Independence by choosing their activities
    • self-reliance and confidence through learning new skills.

Parent Information Package

Code of Conduct

FOIP

Community Christmas Hamper Project

This community tradition serves all needy residents. Needy families can be nominated or make personal application to receive a hamper. The community donates non-perishables at collection sites. Local businesses sponsor fresh food purchases and donate volunteer labor.

Other Services and Program Initiatives

In addition to ongoing programs, many side services and seasonal projects are also available.

  • Training Opportunities
    • First Aid
    • Children’s Home Alone program
    • Babysitter’s Course
  • Community Networking
    • Community Connection Fair – September
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Awareness
  • Anti-Bullying Campaign
    • Sponsors speakers and presentations in schools
  • Grief Support
  • Senior’s Programming and Events
    • Salute to Seniors
  • Referrals to other agencies who can meet your needs.
  • HIV Information
    • HIV North Society ( Grande Prairie – PH # 780 538-3388
    • HIV Edmonton 1 877 388-5742

Meals on Wheels