One of the basic and most valued services provided by FCSS is information and referrals.
Over the past decade, FCSS Lamont County Region has expanded its capacity to develop in house programs and services to assist local residents within their local community. However, in the event that we do not have what you are looking for, our staff is here to help connect you to what you need.
As we live in a rural community, many of the Provincial and Federal agencies and services are not located within Lamont County. FCSS staff continue to offer assistance to access and liaise on behalf of individuals to ensure they are supported.
Over 500 referrals are made each year. These referrals have included, but are not limited to income assistance, family counseling, marriage counseling, child abuse advocacy, mental health services, seniors’ services, food hamper acquisition and general information.
Our ongoing mission is to connect people to the assistance they require to promote a healthy and strong self-sustaining community.
To Request a food hamper call 780-619-6955.
Please note: All requests must be made by 12 noon on Tuesday of each week.
Food Hampers are available for pick up on Thursdays; a representative from the food bank will set up an exact pick-up time. Distribution is limited to one hamper per household per month.
Originally an FCSS initiative, this program has expanded and is now run by its own volunteer board. In 2011, the program joined forces with the Lamont and Area Christmas Hamper to become the Lamont and Area Food Hamper providing county residents increased access to services and additional awareness. In 2012, additional support from local food drives in schools and local events increased the stability and sustainability of this program.
- For more information visit the County of Lamont Food Bank Website.
Interagency is a collaborative group that is made up of community members and local service providers.
The purpose of the group is to exchange information and is based on the philosophy that many heads are better than one. During these meetings, service representatives share information regarding programs and services as well as brainstorm with each other to create, distribute and maintain valued resources throughout the community. The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend, and new members are always welcome.
This group meets bi-monthly and rotates meetings throughout the County to maximize involvement from all those who would like to attend.