Bassano, Alberta T0J 0B0

FCSS Resource Directory

Local Supports and Programs

Support/Program Description
Newell Adult Education Centre
NFEC serves adults in the County of Newell. Our goal is to teach basic literacy, numeracy, digital skills and foundational life skills.
Medicine Hat College - Brooks Campus
MHC Brooks Campus is situated in Brooks, Alberta offering courses ranging from adult basic education and ESL training to the two-year Practical Nurse Diploma Program
Alberta Health Services AddictionsPrevention and promotion services are offered to help prevent and reduce harm related to substance use and gambling.
Bassano Damsiters Drop in Centre
Pioneer Damsiters is a warm and welcoming Group 50+ offering many recreational activities in Bassano, Ab.
Bridges Family Programs
Bridges Family Programs offers a variety of programs and services for families.
Brooks Food Bank
The Brooks Food Bank Foundation provides emergency food assistance and referral services.
Brooks Toy Lending Library
The Brooks Toy Library provides a wide selection of toys, games, and family resources for a small yearly membership.
Cantera Safe House
Cantera Safe House is a domestic violence service near Brooks, AB providing help for people dealing with domestic abuse.
LifeTalk Counselling
Lifetalk provides counselling and seminars, based biblical truth. Serving Brooks, AB and surrounding area with subsidies available for those in need.
McMan works to support and encourage individuals and families to achieve their full potential as members of their community.
Meals on Wheels - Bassano
Meals on Wheels Program is for those who are unable to make their own meals. Meals are delivered hot, Monday through Friday. Meals are prepared by the Playfair Lodge and can be ordered through the Town of Bassano by contact 403-641-3788
Through our programs and services, REDI is able to foster independence and help to make space for people living with disabilities to live a full and rich life.
SPEC Association
SPEC provides direct client service to adults, children and newcomers in areas related to parenting, family, health, unemployment, lack of housing, language barriers, education. literacy, financial, and addictions
Victims Services - County of Newell
Victim services provide invaluable assistance to victims who are often confused, overwhelmed and unsure of how to react after a crime, accident or sudden death has occurred.

Personal Supports and Helplines

211 Alberta211 is a service that helps Albertans find the right resource or service for whatever issue they need help with, at the right time. 211 is available 24/7 by phone, text and chat.
Addictions and Mental Health Helpline1-800-332-2322The Addiction and Mental Health Help Line is a 24 hour, 7 day a week confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing addiction and mental health concerns, including problem gambling.
Bullying Helpline1-888-456-2323Connect with helplines if you or someone you know is experiencing bullying or abuse.
Clare's LawPeople at risk of domestic violence have the right to get information about potentially harmful intimate partners. The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare's Law) Act gives people who feel at risk of domestic violence a way to get information about their partners so they can make informed choices about their safety.
Child Abuse Hotline 
1-800-387-5437Get help if you, or children you know, are being neglected, abused or sexually exploited. If you believe a child is at risk, you must report it.
1-403-234-9266To provide legal assistance, information and support to people who would not otherwise have access to such services. Calgary Legal Guidance is designated by the Law Society of Alberta as an approved legal services provider of pro bono services.
Distress Centre
1-403-266-HELP (4357)Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) provides 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support and referrals at no cost.
Family Violence Information Line
310-1818Learn where to turn when faced with family violence or domestic violence, and know your rights and the law.
First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Line
1-855-242-3310The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
8/1/2001A telephone service, which provides free 24/7 nurse advice and general health information for Albertans.
Kids Helpline
1-866-297-4101Kids Help Phone is Canada's only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.
Landlord Tenant Act Information
The Residential Tenancies Legal Information Program is a project of the Legal Resource Centre of Alberta Ltd. We develop plain language online tools, publications, and presentations to help people recognize and respond to their legal rights and responsibilities.
Legal Aid
1-866-845-3425While not everyone can afford a lawyer, every Albertan deserves access to a fair legal system. As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, we provide affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense.
One Line for Violence 
1-866-403-8000The Alberta One-Line is a province-wide central platform for sexual assault support services.
Provincial Court - Brooks
1-403-362-1238This is a circuit court location and addresses are being provided for the accused purposes only. Continue to send all court documents to Medicine Hat.
Service Canada
1-800-0-CANADAService Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits.

Financial Supports

Support AvailableDescription
Childcare SubsidyEligible lower- to middle-income families can apply for child care subsidies if they have a child enrolled in a licensed childcare program.
Newell Housing - Rental SubsidyNewell Foundation administers a Rental Assistance Benefit to assist people in need with their rental costs. This is a program for persons or families who are renting through private landlords.
Alberta Income SupportSupports for individuals and families to pay for basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter.
Alberta Seniors BenefitsSeniors with low-income can get financial assistance to help with monthly living expenses.
Federal Benefits - OAS, GIS & CPPThere are a variety of programs and services to help you ensure your later years are safe and secure.
S.H.A.R.P. (Senior's Home Adaptation and Repair Program)Low-interest home equity loans can cover a range of home adaptations and renovations to help seniors stay in their homes longer.
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)Financial and health benefits for eligible Albertans with a permanent medical condition that prevents them from earning a living.
St. Vincent de Paul Society - BrooksSt. Vincent de Paul provides emergency assistance to individuals and families in need. Call to make an appointment.
Seniors Property Tax DeferralEligible senior homeowners can defer all or part of their municipal property taxes with a low-interest home equity loan.
Emergency Financial AssistanceIf you are facing an unexpected emergency, you can apply for emergency financial assistance.