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Business Hours: 8am - 3pm Mon-Fri, Closed 12-1pm & Holidays

Ph: 403.748.4044        Fx: 403.748.3213
Email: info@townofbentley.ca

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Community Services Office


Bentley Community Service Office

Located in the Bentley Care Centre, first hallway to the left
4834 - 52nd Avenue, Box 179, Bentley AB T0C 0J0
Phone:  403-748-2160     Email:  community@townofbentley.ca
Department Manager:  Barb Carson

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The Community Services Office  is a department of the Town, operating under the mandate of Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) and receives 80% of its funding from the Province of Alberta. Information on the Family & Community Support Services mandate and guidelines can be found on the Associations web site www.fcssaa.ab.ca  

FCSS: Weaving Alberta’s Social Fabric  A very informative video explaining FCSS in Alberta communities.

When available, additional service contracts may be entered into to better provide services to the citizens of Bentley, at the discretion of Administration and Council.  Current partners for special projects and services include Lacombe County, Central Parkland Parent Link, Early Years Matter Coalition, Regional Vision For Non Violence Coalition,  Central Alberta Child & Family Services and the Summer Village of Gull Lake.

FCSS does not engage in crisis intervention directly, but may assist through referrals to appropriate agencies

 We are proud to work with our community stakeholders and citizens to identify areas of early intervention and prevention opportunities and work towards enhancing programming in these areas as resources allow.

 

Together We Are Better!

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A peek at some of our activities

 

Bentley Boutique

 

Clothing recycling project.  Clothes are accepted in "gently used" condition. The Boutique is managed by volunteers.  No charge, however donations are gratefully accepted

Bentley Community Newsletter

Monthly community newsletter financially supported Bentley Community Services, advertising, organizations and business. 1240 copies mailed monthly to all PO Boxes, RR1 Bentley residents.

Early Years Matter

Member of the Lacombe County Early Year Matters Coalition.  A collaboration of services providers working together to promote and educate the importance of the Early Years. 

Information and Referrals

Community Services endeavours to have the latest contact information for Government assistance programs, social programs, local and external services. If we do not have the information, we may be able to assist researching solutions and/or contacts with you.

Community printing and form assistance may be available for programs such as the Seniors Special Needs Assistance Program, Supports for Independence etc.

Family Community Outreach

Community Service collaborates with community groups, citizens and service providers for endeavors which can demonstrate early intervention/prevention component.  

  • Special event facilitation 
  • National Child's Day
  • Intergenerational events throughout the year
  • Get Outside and Play Week event
  • Breakfast with Santa

Life Skills for Youth

Working in partnership with the Bentley School and other community partners, Community Services researches and coordinates/funds programs which may brought to the school to enhance the lifeskills of our youth and/or educational speakers for the staff.

  • Home Alone
  • Babysitting Course
  • Empowerment Speakers
  • Little Chef's
  • School and community skill enhancement opportunities
 Outreach Worker

Outreach services are offered to individuals and families who need assistance as a result of issues related to poverty, such as low income; inadequate housing or homelessness; family or relationship changes; or other basic needs”

To make and appointment with the Outreach Worker call 403.506.2830

Available locally for appointments on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month.  Phone appts. may be available on the 1st and 3rd. 

This program is financially supported by our Community Services, Lacombe County FCSS and Lacombe FCSS.

Playgroup & Special Opportunities  Community Services  contracts  with Central Parkland Parent Link managed out of Lacombe and Blackfalds Parent Link to provide the Friday morning opportunity and additional parent/caregiver activities as funding allows.

Programming for families with children newborn to 5 years old

PLAYGROUP Every Friday starting September to the end of April (check the Bentley Parent Link Facebook page for dates) 9:30-11am at Bentley Town Office.  Join us for a morning full of opportunities to connect with other parents, and strengthen the relationship with your child through play & activities.

Special Opportunities:   Tot/Caregiver Yoga, Sportball

Seniors Outreach

  • seniors.jpgAssistance with government forms
  • Information and referrals
  • Assistance with forms - Government of Alberta Special Needs Assistance Program
  • Lifeline Personal Response System - assistance with application for funding.  Red Deer Lifeline provides the service to the Bentley Area  
  • Home Help - light housekeeping - administered by Lacombe FCSS 403-782-6637
  • Volunteer engagement
  • Seniors Week Event
  • Monday Mingle

Santa's Celebration

Breakfast with Santa - Coordination of annual gathering of citizens and organizations to kick off the holiday season. Volunteers are the pillars of this event!   

Volunteer Services

  • hands.jpgReferrals to organizations
  • Coordination of volunteer opportunities for FCSS
  • Volunteer organization support - grant writing and research, use of office equipment
  • Board Development Assistance
  • Dissemination of information to organizations - grant info, learning opportunities
  • Committee work with community organizations as engaged