Family and Community Support Services

Services provided by the Family and Community Support Services Department include:
  • Assisting the community with identifying social needs and developing responses to meet those needs
  • Enhancing the quality of life of the retired and semi-retired
  • Enriching and strengthening family life
  • Informing the public of available services
  • Promoting, encouraging, and supporting volunteer work in the community
  • Promoting the social development of children and their families
The Family and Community Support Services Department's motto is: "People helping people help themselves!"
View the Town of Hinton .

Community Development
The Community Development services include:
  • Assisting with board development and training
  • Assisting with funding applications
  • Hosting workshops and programs that provide family life and personal growth education
  • Providing a resource and information library
  • Providing facilitation and consultation for group needs assessment
Hinton Kids for Success
Hinton Kids for Success is an out of school care program that provides child care for 6 to 12 year old kids and kindergarten after school from 3 to 6 p.m. It is available on non-school Fridays and school breaks from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This out of school care program is distinctive, because the monthly calendar will focus on learning/skill-building, health/nutrition, sports/recreation, and volunteering/community.

Home Support Program
The Home Support Program is a light housekeeping service. It provides support to seniors, persons with disabilities and families in need of temporary support to remain in their homes.

Services for Individuals & Families
Services for Individuals and Families include:
  • Accessing the Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System
  • Assisting with accessing government benefits
  • Helping identify needs and providing referrals
  • Providing bereavement support
Hinton Transit System
The Hinton Transit System is a Town of Hinton service, contracted to and operated by First Canada Limited. 

Freedom Express

 Freedom Express transportation provides safe, economical, wheelchair-accessible, and door-to-door transportation for seniors, disabled adults, and children. All persons must register for bus service.

Parent Link
Hinton Parent Link provides parents and their children with support to ensure that children come to school ready to learn and are able to fulfill their potential. Although we specialize in the early years of 0 to 6, we also provide support for children of all ages.

Volunteer & Information Centre
The Volunteer and Information Centre services include:
  • Assisting with volunteer recruitment
  • Planning the screening, orientation, training, evaluation, retaining, and rewarding of volunteers
  • Providing a resource and information library
  • Providing community workshops regarding volunteerism issues
  • Recognizing and promoting volunteerism
  • Providing free access to a non-profit grant database
Youth Centre
The Hinton Youth Centre has been a part of the community since 2003 and currently is a partnership between the Town of Hinton and the Hinton Friendship Centre. The Centre has many amenities to offer to youth and some include: televisions, computers, Xbox/PS3/Wii gaming systems with games, pool, air hockey, Dance Dance Revolution Arcade and much more! To use the youth centre is totally free to any youth in Hinton or surrounding areas.