Family & Community Support Services is a partnership between the province, municipalities and Metis settlements that develops locally driven preventive social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Southeast Alberta Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA) are working together to promote and enhance the well-being of children, individuals and families in our region. Communities design and deliver preventive social programs to help individuals and families develop healthy lifestyles and the resilience to deal with crisis, should it occur.
In 2004 the City of Brooks partnered with the County of Newell, Village of Duchess, Village of Rosemary, and Village of Tilley to form the Grasslands Regional Family & Community Support Services.
Meals on Wheels
Meals-On-Wheels provides a subsidized home delivered meal program to those in need in our communities. The FCSS partners with The Palliser Health and Seniors Outreach for the operations of the Meals-On-Wheels program. Meals are served at 12 noon, Monday to Friday in Brooks. County residents have Meals-On-Wheels service options. Eligibility for Meals-On-Wheels is based on a completed needs assessment of the individual’s ability to care for the home or provide meals, without assistance due to assessed medical condition, as well as combined annual net income.
You may qualify for a Meals-On-Wheels subsidy, depending on your annual net income. Call 362-4549 for further information.
Home Support services provides subsidized light house cleaning services to those in need in our communities. This program functions as a partnership between the FCSS and Palliser Health Home Care Services and Seniors Outreach in Brooks. County residents and FCSS work together to respond to home support services outside of Brooks.
Cleaning services include activities such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping, laundry and bathroom cleaning. It does not include yard maintenance, window washing, or wall and drapery cleaning. Hours of service are 8:30am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday in Brooks. Hours of service outside of Brooks are negotiated. House cleaning services fees are subsidized on a sliding fee scale, based on annual net income.
You may qualify for a Home Support subsidy, depending on your annual net income. Please call 362-4549 for more information.
Grant Funding Agency
The Grasslands Regional FCSS also provides funding to other agencies wishing to offer preventive programming, which fall within our mandate. FCSS greatly supports and encourages partnerships with other organizations to provide programming. Funding decisions are based on FCSS board identified community priorities. Eligible services that may be provided with FCSS funding must: Be of a preventive nature; Provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in their communities; and not duplicate services provided by government or government agencies.
Please call 362-4549 for more information.
Volunteer Resource Centre
A project of Grasslands Regional FCSS Society with Wild Rose Foundation support, the Volunteer Resource Centre is a new, centralized community volunteer program located at 110-2nd Street West (next to the Salvation Army). The purpose of the Centre is to encourage social integration and inclusion by connecting and supporting local residents, voluntary organizations, community service organizations, schools, and the corporate community through volunteerism.
The Volunteer Resource Centre also runs a summer volunteer program for youth called "Summer Superheroes". Youth are encouraged to sign up and spend time volunteering in our community.l. The program runs from July 5th-August 12th on Monday-Thursday afternoons and is geared towards youths aged 12-18. For more information about the program, please email
Come down to the centre to use computers with free internet access, check out the resource library, and find out about all current volunteer opportunities with local organizations. The Centre also offers one-on-one volunteer placement support, provides assistance with volunteer recruitment, runs a Volunteer of the Month recognition program, and offers workshops and training opportunities. Call 362-4432 or email
for more information.
For further information on the Grasslands Regional FCSS & services provided please contact:
Grasslands Regional FCSS Box 1994 Brooks, AB T1R 1C7 Phone: (403) 362-4549 Fax: (403) 362-4571 EMail: