Red Deer & District FCSS announces funding

Three-year funding for 19 programs

Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services is dividing $2.29 million in funding between 19 programs that build strong social and family relationships and good mental health.

Funding runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.

Forty-four programs applied for funding that totalled $4.46 million.

“We heard a common theme from the six municipal partners: that the economy and its effect on local families was a top priority for them,” said Kathy Sitter, Red Deer & District FCSS board chair, in a press release.

“The programs being funded have been chosen in part for their ability to address some of the financial stressors that can lead to anxiety and depression, domestic violence and other issues.”

Some of the programs funded include:

  • $384,370 to Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer and District.
  • $77,000 to Central Alberta Refugee Effort’s Immigrant Youth Program.
  • $336,089 to Golden Circle Outreach Program.
  • $210,574 for Red Deer Public School District’s Community Liaison Workers.
  • $223,332 to Vantage Community Services Society’s Walk-in Clinic.
  • $115,756 to Family Services of Central Alberta’s Infant Preschool Wellness Program.

The Red Deer & District FCSS mandate is to provide preventive social programming that enhances the social well-being of individuals and families through promotion or intervention strategies provided at the earliest opportunity.

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