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Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

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Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

Thorhild County Family and Community Support services develops locally-driven, preventative social services to enhance the well-being of families, children, seniors and volunteers in Thorhild County.  

Services offered under this program:

  1. Assist people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis;
  2. Assist people to develop an awareness of social needs;
  3. Assist people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people;
  4. Assist people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them;
  5. Provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community. 

Volunteer Income Tax Program

The Community Volunteer Incomes tax Program (CVITP) provides low income individuals who have basic non-complex returns with free help in completing and filing their income tax returns.

Interested in becoming a volunteer for this program please check out https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/cvitp-taxes-volunteers.html

Income limits for the 2020 year are as follows: 

Singles up to $35,000

Couples combined income up to $45,000

Families with combined income up to $52,500

This year, returns will be scheduled on an appointment basis so please call Carolyn at 780-398-2810 to schedule an appointment.

Food Bank

Residents of Thorhild County may access the Redwater Fellowship of Churches Food Bank.  Pleases call 780-942-2061 for more information.  If you experience difficulty in being able to pick up items from the Food Bank please contact our office to see if we can assist.

Family School Liaison Program

Thorhild County FCSS in partnership with Aspen View Public School provides support services to children of school age and their families to strengthen and stabilize school, family and community life. 

The program address issues such as:

  • building self-esteem
  • social interaction and relationships
  • managing emotions
  • coping with stress
  • family issues
  • separation anxiety
  • effective communication

Christmas Hampers

During the Christmas Season this campaign provide food hampers and gifts for those in need.  If you are in need of a hamper, please contact the County office.   Please watch for advertising and our website in November/December as the 2021 Season gets underway.

For donations, please contact our office to make arrangements.

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 Telephone: 780-398-3741 
 Toll Free: 1-877-398-3777
 Fax: 780-398-3748
 Email:Thorhild County

  801 - 1st Street
Box 10 Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0

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