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  • Education & Literacy

    DARE (Drug Abuse & Violence Resistance Education)

    Contact Cst. John Fernhout (School Resource Officer)
    Address 6220 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 0K6
    Phone 780-672-4444
    Fax 780-672-2929
    Email police@camrose.ca
    Website http://www.camrosepoliceservice.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    SERVICES: Provides students with tools to make safe and responsible choices. Develops ability to deal with risks in life, stress, communication, and peer pressure while providing youth with the information about drugs they need to make informed decisions. A) DARE – Camrose Police Service 6220 – 48 Ave., Camrose T4V OK6; Phone: 672-4444; Fax: 672-2929. Contact: Cst. John Fernhout

  • Debt Counselling

    DEBT-TALK (THE DEBT STRESS LINE)

    Contact Arthur Waring
    Address First Edmonton Place Suite 410, 10665 Jasper Ave. Edmonton T5J 3S9
    Phone 780-424-9944
    Toll Free 1-800-463-3328
    Fax 780-424-9646
    Website www.debtfree.ca
    Hours Live line Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After Hours Record-a-Message & Callback Service
    Fee Consultation free, other fees dependent on service.
    Description

    Confidential, professional debt advice. Free consultation. Sponsored by A.C. Waring and Associates Inc. Services include credit counselling, debt consolidation, consumer proposals, creditor negotiation, repayment planning, bankruptcy protection.  Provided by Arthur Waring, Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP) and Trustee in Bankruptcy.

  • Housing

    Designated Supportive Living

    Address Camrose
    Phone 780-679-2000
    Website www.thebethanygroup.ca
    Description

    Provides the security of 24-hour care and support depending on the level of care.The Bethany Group offers Designated Supportive Living at Bashaw Meadows; Bethany Meadows, Faith House, Memory Lane, and Viewpoint in Camrose; and Wetaskiwn Meadows.

  • Employment Services/ Financial Assistance

    Directions for Wellness

    Contact Garth or Wayne (780-672-3399)
    Address #201, 4870 - 50 St. Camrose AB T4V 1T1
    Toll Free 1-855-624-4477
    Email info@dfwi.ca
    Website www.dfwi.ca
    Description

    Assist and provide community resources for unemployed or marginally employed adults to gain occupation related skills needed for success in local labour market. Funded by AB Community and Social Services and/or Government of Canada. Currently offering Workplace Training, One to One Specialized Services and New Futures (a job search workshop).

  • Disabilities

    Disability Services Central Region

    Address 3rd. Floor Gemini Centre 6708 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 4S3
    Phone 780-679-5059
    Fax 780-608-4075
    Website http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/pdd.html
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    Provides supports & funding for adults with development disabilities in Central AB.  Supports can include residential supports, community access, employment & specialized supports.  The supports are aimed at supporting individuals whether it is to learn, work, or be active in their communities.  Range & extent of supports varies substantially, based on unique needs & desires of the individuals. The focus is on supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to live fulfilling lives in AB communities.  Funding provided by AB Community and Social Services.

  • Suicide Prevention

    Distress Line, Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region

    Contact Emma Potter (Help Lines Manager)
    Address 300, 10010 - 105 St. Edmonton AB T5J 1C4
    Phone 780-482-Help (4357)
    Toll Free 1-800-232-7288
    Fax 780-482-7498
    Website http://edmonton.cmha.ca/
    Description

    Confidential 24-hour Distress Line provides compassionate and non-judgemental listening for individuals experiencing a crisis. Online support through Live Crisis Chat (hours vary please visit website).