Community Support Services
Community Support Services works from the belief that change is possible when the basic, instrumental, and social needs of individuals and families are met. The programs and services provided through Community Supports Services work to build social supports and resources for the community and residents.
Programs, services, and supports offered include:
- FCSS Resource Centre
- Parent Link Centre (High River & District)
- Seniors Independent Living Program
- Affordable Housing Initiative
- Satellite Office Program (see FCSS Resource Centre page)
- Volunteer supports and services (see FCSS Resource Centre page)
- High River Interagency (see below)
- FCSS Community Grant Program (see below)
- United Way/High River Partnership (see below)
- Program Coordination
- Community Development and Engagement
Community Services also facilitates and participates in these activities:
High River Interagency Committee – This committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month to share and discuss issues of common interest to social agencies. Suggestions for presentation are always welcome! Please contact the FCSS Office at 403.652.8620 more information.
United Way/High River Partnership – With the support of the United Way of Calgary and Area, the partnership communities invest in programs that address the most pressing issues in the community. The Town hosts the partnership committee, acts as fiscal agent and facilitates the application and investment process.
Many factors affect the vitality and resiliency of a community. Economic
conditions; public attitudes; health and education system practices; system
relationships; neighbourhood conditions; public policies; media messages; family
characteristics; and, personal choices all have an impact on a community and
the people who live within it.
The Town of High River is committed to supporting and maintaining a high quality
of life for the residents of the town. The town has a vibrant community culture
and a proud history, which has emerged even stronger in the aftermath of the
2013 flood. High River continues to attract new residents, and projections show
the town to grow substantially in the next decade. Ensuring opportunities for the
town and community stakeholders to achieve their collective goals will need to
be a top priority in the coming years.