Family and Community Support Services is more important than ever - and we’re here for you.
Building closed due to COVID effective March 16, 2020 until further notice
Family Community Support Services Programs/Services
All FCSS programs cancelled that involve group gatherings due to COVID effective March 16, 2020 until further notice
- staffing levels remain reduced by 60%.
- reduced service levels are being maintained with 40% capacity staffing
Individuals Families and SupportNo impactModified
- Support with CPP, income tax, CERB, government paperwork through phone, and ZOOM
- Seniors monthly tea
- Compass for the Caregiver
- Seniors Week event
Home SupportNo Impact
- grocery runs
- 1-1 visits (2 meters distance)
Community DevelopmentNo ImpactModified
- Hinton Connects (non-profit group support through ZOOM or over the phone meetings)
- Hello Hinton
- Neighborhood Block Party
- Community Dinner
- Monthly Interagency Meeting
- position temporary laid off due to covid impacts
Youth Centre is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
No decision will be made to reopen the Youth Centre before 9/1/2020.
Hinton Kids for Success
Program received provincial approval in April to open to provide childcare services for frontline service workers, but due to low enrollment, HKFS closed again.
Elder Abuse Prevention
- Elder Abuse Prevention (education workshops/regional meetings/ family meetings/individual support through ZOOM and over the phone.
- Elder Abuse Intervention (home visits)
Volunteer CentreNo Impact Modified
- Hinton Connects- non- profit group support through ZOOM or over the phone meetings
- Friendly Visitor Program- over the phone or through ZOOM instead of face to face
- Volunteer Appreciation Event
- The Brain Story presentations
- No reduction in service hours or days
- Passengers sit every other seat (to keep 2 meters distance from other passengers and driver)
- Bus sanitized following every round trip
No decision will be made to relaunch service before 9/1/2020.
- Service cancelled due to COVID impacts (low ridership)
Family Resource Network - Caregiver Education Coordinator
This new service area, as part of the West Yellowhead Family Resource Network, provides education and support for caregivers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caregiver Education Coordinator has launched online/phone-based supports to ensure caregivers have support during this challenging time. Programming includes:
- Mother’s First Group: a safe space where first-time moms with children under one can come together to talk about being a new parent during COVID-19. This group will give new moms the opportunity to build community connections with other new moms and to learn about different techniques, tools, and resources.
- 1-1 Caregiver Support: Join our Caregiver Education Coordinator in a non-judgmental space to talk about the challenges and joys of parenting, to work through specific parenting challenges, and to develop a customized parenting workplan.