Family & Community Support Services
Family and Community Support Services strives to provide services and resources to create resilient community members, thereby enabling people to sustain healthy lifestyles. High Level FCSS is committed to Youth Development, Family Development and Community Development. FCSS offers assistance to individuals such as referrals to community organizations and completion of government forms. A community organization contact list is maintained by FCSS.
High Level FCSS provides the following programs:
- Newcomers Package
- Jack N Jill Gym Time
- After School Program
- Babysitters Course
- Home Alone Safety Course
- Volunteer Tax Assistance
A Newcomers Package is available to any individual or family who have recently relocated to High Level. The package contains flyers, pamphlets and information on various programs, organizations, and services that are available within our community. It also has donated gifts, coupons and other promotional items from local businesses and organizations.
The package will provide newcomers with the information necessary to access services and become involved in the community.
To obtain a Newcomers Package contact the Town of High Level FCSS Programmer at 780-821-4026 to arrange delivery.
Jack N Jill Gym Time
FCSS partners with the Toy Lending Library Society to provide a free weekly program for children 0 – 6 years of age. Mats, cars, balls, and other fun motor skilled toys are set up for you and your child to play with. This is also a great opportunity to meet other parents and children within the community. Small snacks are provided.
Time and Location:
Every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the High Level Arena.
Groovy Kids Club After School Program
FCSS offers an after school kids program for children ages 6 – 10. Groovy Kids Club provides a safe environment where youth will be entertained and engaged through group and individual activities that are designed to promote healthy development. The program operates when school is in session throughout the year. Children are picked up from the FMCS and SNCS Schools by our FCSS Programmer and are walked back to the Town Hall. Healthy after school snacks are provided.
Time and Location:
Every school day from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Town of High Level Program Room.
Red Cross Babysitters Course
The Red Cross Babysitters Course is taught by FCSS staff who are certified through the Red Cross as Babysitters Course facilitators. The program is for youth ages 11 and over. Youth will learn basic skills for caring for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children. They will also learn basic skills in injury prevention and First Aid. The cost of the program is $30.00 and runs two to four times per year. For more information on course dates, contact the High Level FCSS Department at 780-821-4026.
Home Alone Safety Course
The Home Alone Safely Course is taught by FCSS staff who have been certified through the Lethbridge Community College. The program is for youth ages 10 and over. Youth will discuss concerns about staying home alone and develop skills to address those concerns. Topics covered include cooking, illness, self care and emergency situations. The cost of the program is $30 and runs twice a week for three weeks during different times of the year. For more information on course dates, contact the High Level FCSS Department at 780-821-4026.
Volunteer Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Tax Program is available to individuals that earn less than $45,000 per year. FCSS staff are trained to prepare simple tax returns. More complicated tax returns cannot be processed. For more information or to see if you qualify for this program, contact the Town of High Level FCSS Department at 780-821-4026. This service is provided free of charge.
High Level FCSS offers the following Special Events through the year:
- Get To Know You Night
- Family Halloween Celebration
- Family New Years Celebration
High Level FCSS partners with various community groups for the following Special Events:
- Family Play Day in the Park
- Kids' Safety Fair
- National Addictions Awareness Week
- Resiliency Campaign
- Seniors' Week Barbecue
- Volunteer Appreciation Night