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Business Hours: 8am - 4pm Mon-Fri, Closed 12-1pm & Holidays

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

Small Town Charm

Community Services Office


Bentley Community Service Office

Located in the Bentley Care Centre, first hallway to the left
4834 - 52nd Avenue, Box 913, Bentley AB T0C 0J0
Phone:  403-748-2160     Fax:  403-748-2961    Email:  community@telus.net
Department Manager:  Barb Carson

 

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 funding partners for special projects and services include Lacombe County, Parent Link 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.

Early Childhood Mapping Initiative

Member of the Lacombe County ECD Coalition www.ecmap.ca

Families with young children -  I Am Growing Up Community Resource Guide 

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.

Life Skills for Youth

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

  • Home Safe
  • Babysitting Course
  • People Savers
  • Empowerment Speakers
  • Little Chef's

Playgroups

 

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littleboy.jpgFamilies and caregivers are invited to come and play with us! There is no fee to attend, donations are gratefully accepted.

Sept - May  9:30 am to 11:00 am  

Tuesdays:  Little Gulls Gull Lake Hall, Summer Village of Gull Lake

Fridays:   Adventures for Babes and their Caregivers (ABC), Basement of Bentley Municipal Office
ABC entrance next to the Fire Hall

centres, crafts, activities, fun, smiles, laughter = social growth!

www.centralparklandparentlink.ca

Seniors Outreach

  • seniors.jpgAssistance with government forms
  • Information and referrals
  • Assistance with forms - Government of Alberta Special Needs Assistance Program
  • Meals on Wheels  - in Town only
  • Lifeline Personal Response System - assistance with application for funding.  FCSS Lacombe administers this program  403-782-6637
  • Volunteer engagement

Neighborhood Notes

Monthly community newsletter financially supported by citizens, organizations and business. 1100 copies mailed monthly to all PO Boxes, RR1 Bentley residents.

Santa's Celebration

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 with community organizations as engaged