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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

Small Town Charm

Community Services


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

 

Financial Contract Partners:
Family & Community Supports Services (FCSS) Provincial and Municipal Program
Lacombe County FCSS
Summer Village of Gull Lake FCSS

 

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

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  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 peak 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.

Community Developement

Community Sevices may partner with community groups and organizations for special events, education opportunities and other endeavors that promote community wellness and/or enhancement.

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 and Family Services

 

No Playgroups currently running. 

Bentley and area are serviced by the Lacombe Family Resource Network for service for families with youth 0-18 years.

Local outreach activities may occur in addtion to their regular programming.   Follow their Facebook Page for more information  

Seniors Outreach

  • seniors.jpgAssistance with government forms
  • Information and referrals
  • Special Needs Assistance Program form assistance and connections for services
  • Connection - Lifeline Personal Response System - Red Deer Lifeline
  • Volunteer engagement

Bentley Community News

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

Website and Facebook

  • Community Services staff endeavor to keep an engaging and informative facebook page for local and external supports and services for citizens
  • Community Services staff work with CAO to keep an upto date and informative website.