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  • Housing

    Habitat for Humanity Camrose / Restore

    Contact Cody McCarroll (Executive Director)
    Address 5007 - 46 St. Camrose T4V 3G3
    Phone 780-672-4484 / 780-878-4757
    Email info@habitatcamrose.com
    Website www.habitatcamrose.com
    Hours Restore: Tues.- Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A) Affordable homeownership program for families who would not otherwise be able to own their own home. Applications for housing are available on-line and at ReStore. B) ReStore accepts donations of new and used building materials, appliances, furniture, and other home products. Items are available for sale to general public.  C) Financial Literacy Training and matched savings program available for applicants to our affordable homeownership program.

  • Counselling Services

    Haven Counselling, Art Therapy & Spiritual Guidance

    Contact Nikki Featherstone (Registered Canadian Art Therapist / Counselling Therapist)
    Phone 780-678-6223
    Email Haven.SpiritualArtTherapy@gmail.com
    Website www.ourhaven.ca
    Facebook Haven Counselling, Art Therapy & Spiritual Guidance Facebook Page
    Instagram Haven Counselling, Art Therapy & Spiritual Guidance Instagram Page
    Hours By Appointment
    Fee $120.00/hour per 50-minute 1-1 session; fee varies for groups & workshops. Sliding fee scale
    Description

    Registered Canadian Art Therapist holds space for you while guiding you through important life and internal events using a mixture of different modalities, such as dialectical behavioual therapy, narrative therapy, eco-therapy, and all types of creative expression. No art experience required to engage in creative expression.  Clients guide each session and are supported in what they choose to engage in.  Therapeutic approach is client-centered, feminist, anti-oppressive, trauma informed, and spiritually integrated. Creates and holds space in a way that allows each person to be exactly who they are, held in non-judgement and acceptance.  Meets you where you are on your personal path and walks alongside you as a guide while you navigate the terrain in your life.  Serving individuals, couple, families youth, adolescents and adults.  Noted populations: women, femme identified humans, SWs, queer, 2SLGBTQ+, poly/non-monogamous couples & families, minority faith groups (i.e., paganism, eclectic spiritual faith traditions, etc.)

  • Child & Youth Services

    Hay Lakes & District Playschool Society

    Contact Cory Zetzen/Maria Stratuliak (Board Member/Teacher)
    Address P.O. Box 116 Hay Lakes T0B 1W0
    Phone 780-920-9295/587-986-9183
    Email haylakesplayschool@gmail.com
    Community Hay Lakes
    Description

    Located at Hay Lakes Recreation Centre, the Playschool Society runs a program for 3 and 4 year olds. Funded by CDSS.  Subsidy may be available for applicants that qualify.  The 3 year old class runs on Monday & Wednesday,  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ $100.00 month/child; the 4 year old class runs on Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ $100/month/child.  PUF program is available.

  • Education & Literacy

    Hay Lakes Library

    Contact Beth Schultz (Library Manager)
    Address PO Box 69 Hay Lakes T0B 1W0
    Phone 780-878-2665
    Email haylakeslibrary@prl.ab.ca
    Website www.haylakeslibrary.prl.ab.ca/
    Hours Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee Single Membership: $15.00. Family Membership: $30.00
    Community Hay Lakes
    Description

    Located in the heart of the Village of Hay Lakes, we offer a wide range of material as well as DVD’s and audio books. Our programs are designed for children and adults of all ages to engage in the love of learning.

  • Helplines

    Health Link

    Toll Free 811
    Website www.myhealth.alberta.ca
    Hours 24 hours/7days/week.
    Description

    Health Link Alberta is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week nurse telephone advice and health information service. Highly skilled Registered Nurses will provide you with advice and information about health symptoms and concerns that you or a member of your family may be experiencing.  Health Link can also help you find appropriate services and health information.  All call are confidential and free.

  • Parenting

    Healthy Families Home Visitation

    Contact Stacey Olstad (Program Director of Family Services)
    Address 4604 - 57 St. Camrose T4V 2E7
    Phone 780-672-0257
    Fax 780-672-7484
    Email solstad@cafcl.org
    Website www.cafcl.org
    Hours Mon. - Fri: 8:30 - 4:30, closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Fee Free, program is voluntary.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Is a voluntary in-home service offered to parents and parents-to-be in support of raising children to be healthy, safe and secure.  Home Visitation focuses on strengthening and supporting families.  Our goal is: to build foundations for strong family functioning, to promote healthy childhood growth and development, help to cultivate the growth of nurturing, responsive parent-child relationships, support for prenatal care and its role in a healthy pregnancy, to enhance protective factors.  Our approach is family-centered and strength based, we work in partnership with families with children prenatal to 6 years of age.  Our enhanced home visitation also supports engagement with siblings within the home up to age 13.

    As a further extension, we provide long-term support in response to the concern of substance use during pregnancy through Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP).  Home visitors work directly with participants offering personalized services for up to 3 years.  You may be eligible to receive services if you are pregnant or up to 6 months postpartum, self-report alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy, and are ineffectively engaged with community.

    All programs are voluntary and free of charge.  Referrals are welcome from everyone including self.

  • Counselling Services

    HIV Edmonton

    Contact Jade Ojumu (Public Engagement Coordinator)
    Address 9702 - 111 Ave Edmonton T5G 0B1
    Phone 780-488-5742 ext. 302
    Fax 780-488-3735
    Email contact@hivedmonton.com
    Website www.hivedmonton.com
    Hours Mon. - Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closed daily for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Due to Covid please call for an appointment.
    Description

    HIV has a vision of Zero:  Zero new HIV infections, Zero stigma and discrimination and Zero AIDS related deaths.  We work towards this vision by working with the community and partner agencies regarding health promotion, community action, education and prevention from a harm reduction model.  Due to Covid we are seeing people only by appointment.  Please call to make an appointment.   Virtual support is offered.  Safer sex (condoms) are distributed as needed to community groups or anyone in need.  Phone or email to set up pick up – contact@hivedmonton.com

  • Health Services

    Holistic FootCare

    Contact Roy Wallace
    Phone 780-563-0021
    Email holisticfootcare@yahoo.com
    Hours Mon. - Sun., 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Description

    A Licensed Practical Nurse offering mobile, professional foot care with good old fashioned TLC.  Follows strict Alberta Health and Wellness infection control standards using only sterile instruments for each client.  Comprehensive services include, but not limited to, nail trimming, ingrown nail management, fungus nail treatment and specialized diabetic foot care.  Special rates for seniors in care facilities.

  • Health Services

    Hospice Society of Camrose and District

    Contact Melanie Poole (Administrative Coordinator)
    Address Box 1891 Camrose T4V 1X8
    Phone 780-608-0636
    Email admin@camrosehospice.com
    Website www.camrosehospice.org
    Facebook Hospice Society of Camrose and District Facebook Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Fee No Fees
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A registered charity since 2011 serving Camrose and area. Services are offered in-home, hospital, long-term care facilities, through programs at Mirror Lake Centre, and in the community. Support groups and education sessions are available (schedules on the website). Office is located lower level Mirror Lake Centre. Staff and trained volunteers provide these services: A) Nav-CARE Program – for people with declining health who are experiencing isolation, loneliness, and may need help accessing resources or connecting with people. B) Palliative and End of Life Programs – provides respite and support to families who are caring for someone who has a life limiting illness and to those dying at home.  C) Bereavement and Grief Program – provides individual grief sessions, grief companions, grief walks, and grief support groups.

     

     

  • Health Services

    Hospital, St. Mary’s Covenant Health

    Contact Cherylyn Antymniuk (Site Administrator)
    Address 4607-53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y5
    Phone 780-679-6100
    Fax 780-679-6198
    Website www.covenanthealth.ca/hospitals-care-centres/st-marys-hospital
    Hours 24 hour phone service
    Description

    St. Mary’s Hospital is available for all your acute care needs. We are an innovative and welcoming 76 bed rural hospital serving Camrose and surrounding communities.  Our friendly and responsive staff uphold Covenant Health’s Mission, Vision, and Values by providing exceptional quality of care to all.  We provide Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services including a Laboratory (by appointment), Pharmacy, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Therapy, and Fluoroscopy; in addition, our facility is equipped with Radiology, Ultrasound, and Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning technology. In-Patient Services include: Medicine, Psychiatry and Mental Health Services, Spiritual Care, Stroke Services, Palliative Care, and our modern Surgical technology allows for advanced services in Anesthesia, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics, and Plastics. Out Patient Services: 24-Hour Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care Clinic, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cancer Clinic, Surgical Pre-Assessments, Heart and Stroke Clinic and Preventative Education, Minor Outpatient Surgeries, Clinical Nutrition, and a Travelling MRI.  St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose Foundation website is www.stmaryshospitalfoundation.com/