Barrhead FCSS

Barrhead and District Family and Community Support Services Society provides preventative programs and services that strive to enhance and strengthen individuals, families, and the community.

FCSS Community Programs:

  • Food Bank - Available to residents of Town and County of Barrhead, as well as the Fort Assiniboine area.
  • Santa’s Toy Box - Christmas toys for children 0-17 years of age.
  • Christmas Food Hamper Program
  • Coats for Kids - Gently used coats are available each fall.
  • Volunteer Registry - A community-based volunteer program.
  • School Lunch Program - at Barrhead Elementary School with nutritious home-cooked meals available for all students, subsidy application forms can be picked up at FCSS.
  • Early Childhood Development Initiative
  • Parent Link Centre
  • Senior’s Programs
  • Individual and Couple Counselling
  • Prevention of Family Violence
  • Community Development
  • Support and Advocacy
  • Family School Liaison

    Contact FCSS

    Phone: (780) 674-3341
    5103 51 St, Barrhead, AB T7N 1A5

    Office Hours

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Friday – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    Summer Hours – Closed on Fridays

    Barrhead Food Bank

    Are you in need of a little help with your grocery costs in a month? The Barrhead Food Bank is open to anyone who feels they need a little help.

    The Food Bank is in the Barrhead & District FCSS building. We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4.

    The Food Bank is operated with the assistance and generosity of numerous community volunteers and groups who graciously give food and monetary donations to help provide food hampers for people in need.

    Appointments are mandatory. Please call 780-284-7390 to make an appointment.

    If you would like to support your community by making a donation to the Food Bank, you can drop off Food Bank donations at the FCSS office. 5103-51st Street.
    Any and all donations are gratefully accepted.
    Some items that are always needed include canned meat/tuna, cereal, soup, beans, Mr. Noodles. We always accept fresh fruit and veggies.

    Chill Zone

    A place for youth to “chill” with friends, make crafts, create art, play mini sticks, take a ride down scooter mountain, eat snacks, listen to music, sing karaoke, play board games, celebrate the holidays, participate in community initiatives, gain knowledge about mental health and self-care and occasionally play a game console. Chillzone is a safe space for all youth to be themselves, try new experiences and most of all build natural support within their own age cohorts. Chillzone is a free program for all youth in Barrhead and surrounding areas.

    Tuesday: Grades 4, 5, 6
    Time: 3: 30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Location: Upstairs in the Agrena

    Thursday: Grades 7, 8, 9
    Time: 3: 30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Location: Upstairs in the Agrena

    Home Support

    Are you struggling to keep up with your chores around the house? Is it getting to be too much for you? FCSS offers light housekeeping for a nominal fee based on your income. Contact our office and speak to the Seniors’ Coordinator for more information and to have her do a home visit.

    Regularly scheduled basic light housekeeping service is available to seniors in the Town and County of Barrhead and Fort Assiniboine & Goose Lake area.
    Fees are subsidized for low-income clients and clients may qualify for reimbursement through Alberta Seniors’ Benefit.

    Hot Lunch Wednesdays

    A hot nutritious meal, delivered to your home in town on Wednesdays at lunchtime. $10/per meal based on a month, fee is usually $30—$50/month.
    *out of town can be picked up at the FCSS office

    Meals on Wheels

    Our role in this community-partnered program is to recruit, train, and schedule volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels five days a week in the Town of Barrhead. We also act as liaisons for program inquiries. FCSS also advertises the availability of the service in the community. All other facets of this program are administered by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Example: client registration and records, meal preparation, and billing.

    ***This program is always in need of new volunteer drivers.

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