FCSS AND TRANSPORTATION
We are beginning our phase 2 relaunch
SAVE THE DATE!!
Starting July 14th we will be open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am-3:30pm.
WAIT … it gets even better! August 4th we are fully OPEN to the public!!
As we begin our Phase 2 relaunch please note our phone line is still open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. The FCSS Building is scheduled, tentatively, to open for partial hours starting the week of July 13 and full opening on August 4.
Please call the Front Desk at 780-865-6036 for program/service support.
What does our Phase 2 relaunch look like?
To help us stop the spread of COVID we recommend you bring a mask if you are immune compromised, or a senior. Please avoid visiting our office if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms
As we open our doors and continue to serve you better, we will continue to follow social distancing guidelines and be wearing a mask where situations see fit.
- FCSS Staff continue to support our citizens with over the phone weekly WELLNESS CALLS
- The Guild will partially be open to the public with staff available in the office on the Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-3:30pm starting July 14th
- The Guild will fully open to the public with staff available in the office Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm starting August 4th
- Drop ins from the public to register for HKFS, make payments (accepting DEBIT/cheque or cash), and any service/program inquiries
- Booking in office appointments with extra COVID precautions in place
- FCSS programs being modified with extra COVID precautions in place (small group programs in person/programs being done through ZOOM)
- As we work through the Phase 2 relaunch, stay tuned for more important program updates the month of July and August
Please call the Front Desk at 780-865-6036 for more information on FCSS program/service support
HINTON FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK
Raising a family is hard work – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with support on:
- Being a first-time mom
- Reducing your child’s stress levels
- Building a support network
- Private, 1-1 support
- Raising healthy teens
- Working through the different life stages of potty training, tantrums, social media, bullying, and self esteem
We’re also excited to announce a partnership with the Hinton Municipal Library for our Toddler Treasures and Bucket Fillers Craft Delivery Program – check our Facebook page for registration information!
Give our Caregiver Education Coordinator a call at 780-223-CARE!
An agency collaboration opportunity…
The post-COVID "new normal" may present challenges, as well as opportunities, in the way we support people affected by family violence.
Family Violence Community Toolkit
The goal of the toolkit is to help our community maximize community resources, recognize the signs, respond safely, and refer appropriately.
Interested in being a part of the Family Violence Community Toolkit? Please email the Regional Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator at email@example.com for details.
Hinton Kids for Success
Our summer adventure has officially started, but there’s still room for a few more to join in on the fun!
We’ve got an action-packed summer ahead of us filled with scavenger hunting, craft making, games, and exploring!
Hinton Kids for Success relaunched full-day care for children ages 5-12 on July 6 but you’re not too late – call 780-865-6036 to register your kids!
We know all of our teens can’t wait to get back to school in fall and we have one more thing to be excited about – the Youth Centre will be reopening on September 7!
Our Youth Centre team can’t wait to be back playing pool, volunteering together, and catching up with everyone!
FREEDOM EXPRESS SERVICE will be in our Phase 3 relaunch!!
Stay tuned for service updates expected to come late Summer/early Fall. For the time being…
The Freedom Express remains temporarily out of service for the next little while as we continue to prepare proper safe work practices and guidelines to relaunch the service back into the community safely. There were several factors the Town of Hinton considered before the Freedom Express service was cancelled. The first one was the safety and well being of the passengers. With the uncertainty of COVID, we chose not to put the passengers (many of who are already at high risk and vulnerable) into a higher risk / increased exposure environment. The second factor was that there are other transportation services available in the community: Neighborlink, and our Public Transit System. We also considered the demand for service; it has been extremely low as all community and agency programming has been cancelled, and destinations/outings have been significantly reduced. Thank you for your patience during this time.
PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM
Seeing a red sign that says FULL?
The sign means the Transit bus is at maximum capacity. To help prevent the spread of COVID we continue to designate every second seat to keep the 2m distance between passengers and the driver so you may see that FULL sign being posted on the Transit buses’ dash. We are highly encouraging passengers to wear masks to help us help us reduce the spread of COVID too.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we continue these safe work practices on the transit system.
The Friendly Visitor Program
"One person caring about another represents life's greatest value"
- Jim Rohn
The friendly visitor programs offers an opportunity for neighbors to interact with community members outside of their family and help reduce social isolation. The volunteers will be matched with individuals who share similar interests and time commitments with the anticipation of a bond being created. Volunteers will be supported throughout the process by the Volunteer Centre Coordinator. For more information about this program, including COVID safety measures, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.