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Red Deer Children, Family and Community Service

Children with Disabilities - Host Family Program
This program provides both respite and extended care to children who have developmental disabilities by approved and trained families or individuals in their own homes.

Children with Disabilities - In Home Support Program
This program provides in-home support to assist families in meeting the developmental and/or behavioural needs of their child resulting directly from the child’s disability. Additionally, the program assists families with parental relief supports and community involvement for their child.

Children’s Specialized Support Home
Provides a long term residential option for children and youth who have intense and complex needs. The setting promotes stabilization, which in turn, enhances the child’s quality of life, functioning ability, and opportunity to transition to a less intrusive environment. The home may also be a permancy option for the youth, who are elegible for funding, as they turn 18 years of age.

Counselling - Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
This service allows employers to purchase a range of therapeutic counselling services and psycho-educational services for their employees and specified family members, through a contract with CSS. This service facilitates the identification and resolution of a wide range of personal problems that may be adversely affecting an organization’s employee productivity, including marital, family, work-related, substance abuse, and critical incident stress.

Counselling - Individual and Family Therapy Program
Provides therapeutic counselling to individuals, couples, and families. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale.

Family Care
A psycho educational program aimed to help reduce excessive feelings of anger. Participants will learn healthy strategies to implement in their relationships at home, school, or work.
This program is preventative in nature. Intervention is provided in the form of counselling which is designed to reduce the amount of anger a person feels and to replace damaging, sometimes violent behaviour with healthy self-esteem building behaviour.


Family Enrichment Program
The Family Enrichment Program helps parents to enhance relationships within their family. The program provides parent education, consultation, and support to improve parent-child relationships; strengthen parenting skills and knowledge; improve communication skills; and enhance problem-solving skills within the family.

Foster Care
The program recruits, trains, and provides support to foster parents who are selected and licenced to care for children and youth, ages 0 to 18 years, who are refered by the Child and Family Services Authority Region 4.

Community Outreach and Disability Service

Alberta Brain Injury Network Community Support and Coordination for Persons with an Acquired Brain Injury
Provides service coordination and support for individuals with an acquired brain injury and their families in Central Region, through a partnership between Canadian Mental Health, Catholic Social Services, and the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society.

Approved Home Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities - For Clients
Provides support services to adults with developmental disabilities or multiple disabilities in private homes under the supervision of a Approved Home Proprietor.

Approved Home Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities - For Proprietors
Designed to assist persons with developmental disabilities, Catholic Social Services’ Approved Home Program aims to enhance individual growth through support offered by individuals or families acting as Proprietors in a private home or apartment setting.

Community Connections Day Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Recreational and leisure activities offered to individuals with developmental disabilities with a focus on self advocacy and social development.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Outreach for Adults
Provides outreach supports for adults who have FASD in order to develop life skills. Areas of support include banking, budgeting, grocery shopping, problem solving, and crisis intervention.

Residential Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Provides residential supports for adults who have developmental needs, mental illnesses, and/or other disabilities.

Supported Independent Living Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Supports are provided to adults who have developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and be active in their communities.

Immigration and Settlement Service

Employment Readiness Program
Provides one-on-one services and employment related workshops to support immigrants and refugees in their settlement processes.

Resettlement Assistance Program
Provides initial settlement services for government assisted refugees. This includes arrangements for temporary accommodation at a local hotel, distribution of food and incidental funds, assistance to locate permanent accommodation, assisting with banking/setting up an account, making arrangements and referral for urgent medical care, registering school-age children, making referrals for Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment, and initial orientation to living and working in Canada.

Settlement Counselling Program
Provides information, orientation, referral, language translation, supportive counselling, and other services to assist immigrants and refugees settle and integrate into the community.

Temporary Foreign Workers Program
Temporary Foreign Workers and their families are supported with information and referrals, counselling, interpretation and translation services, and advocacy as they adapt to living and working in Alberta.



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