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Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

The mandate of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is for communities to design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities.

What is FCSS?

The Provincial FCSS Grant program is a partnership between the government of Alberta and participating municipalities and Metis Settlements to design and deliver local preventative social services to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities. The Government of Alberta contributes 80% of the funding for this program, with local municipalities contributing a minimum of 20% to their Community FCSS programs.

The Beiseker Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program promotes and enhances the well-being of individuals, families and communities. FCSS programs are intended to help individuals adopt healthy lifestyles, improve their quality of life and build capacity to prevent and deal with crisis situations should they arise.

Some examples of local FCSS programming are:

  • providing information and supporting access to available social supports in the local community.
  • promoting, encouraging and supporting volunteer work in the community;
  • developing the skills of individuals and families for greater resiliency, such as through mentoring programs;
  • supporting the social development of children and their families;
  • supporting seniors to remain connected to their communities
  • support people in developing skills to have healthy relationships with others
  • help individuals and communities assume responsibility for decisions and actions that affect them

Local Supports and Resources

Village of Beiseker
Crisis & Counselling Services
  • Access Mental Health: 403.943.1500
  • Alberta Addiction and Mental Health (Airdrie Office): 1.866.332.2322
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 403.777.1212
  • Distress Center: 403.266.4357
  • Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
  • AHS Mental Health Helpline: 1.877.303.2642
  • Airdrie Victim Assistance: 403.945.7290
  • ConnecTeen: 403.264.8356
  • Togetherall:
  • Closer to Home- Community Services: 403.543.0550 or
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900 or
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1.866.925.4419
Food Services
  • Irricana Food Bank: 403.935.4911
  • Acme Food Bank: 403.546.3988
  • Beiseker Christmas Food Hampers: 403.947.3774
  • Airdrie Food Bank: 403.948.0063
Transportation Services
  • Rocky View Bus: 1.877.389.2887
24 Hour Crisis Support
  • Poison  Control: 1.800.332.1414
  • Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Health Link: 1.866.408.5465
  • Alberta Works Income Support (AfterHours): 1.866.644.5135
  • Alberta Health Link: 811
Children, Youth & Family Support Services
Legal & Immigrant Services
  • Legal-Aid Alberta: 1.866.845.3425
  • Immigrant Services Calgary: 403.265.1120
  • Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association: 403.263.4414
Senior Services

Annual Updates


Services provided through Family Resource Networks are available to all Albertans, regardless of where they live.  If you require assistance understanding your options or finding the best program for you, search for social connections and supports and contact a Network Hub for assistance.

Family Violence Support
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Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is a support line for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse or sexual harassment, as well as anyone supporting a person who has experienced sexual violence.  Specially trained supporters are available by call/text/webchat 7 days a week from 9:00am – 9:00pm MT. 

Rural Mental Health

Ukraine Help Line 

  • Phone number is 1-888-701-1101 – Alberta only
  • Help Line hours are Monday-Friday 8:15 AM-4:30 PM
  • Staff will be able to answer calls in English, Ukrainian or Russian
  • Ukraine Support website.

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