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  • Support Groups

    Schizophrenia Society Camrose Branch

    Contact Anthony Holler (Peer Support Coordinator)
    Address #206, 5015 - 50 Av. Camrose T4V 3P7
    Phone 780-679-4280
    Email aholler@schizophrenia.ab.ca
    Website www.schizophrenia.ab.ca
    Hours See program description for hours.
    Fee $20.00/family/yearly membership; $10.00/client/yearly membership
    Community Camrose
    Description

    SSA Camrose Branch provides support and resources to people suffering with schizophrenia, as well as their friends, spouses, and families. The Peer Support program is a social night for people with schizophrenia. Any one can drop on Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays for our weekly support group from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Call 679-4280 or mobile number @ 780-608-0278 for info on monthly events. The Family Support Network is a support group designed for families – contact Judy Solonick @ 780-879-3634.  The on-line Family Support usually occurs on a Thursday evening 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., twice/month.  The on-line adult peer support occurs Tuesdays @ 1:30 – 2:30 twice per month. For on-line topics visit www.schizophrenia.ab.ca. Email aholler@schizophrenia.ab.ca for the Peer Support Coordinator.

  • Education & Literacy

    School of Hope

    Contact Elaine MacMillan (Teacher)
    Address 4909 - 48 St., Office C Camrose AB T4V 1L7
    Phone 1-587-844-0001
    Toll Free 1-888-350-HOPE
    Fax 1-888-276-1707
    Email elaine.macmillan@ecacs16.ab.ca
    Website www.schoolofhope.org
    Description

    Virtual grade 1-12 home based schooling.

  • Education & Literacy

    School Resource Officer – Camrose Police Service

    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 www.camrosepoliceservice.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    The Camrose Police Service has a School Resource Officer Program (SRO).  The SRO program provides the service of a uniformed police officer for every school in Camrose.  The SRO is a great resource for schools, students and parents that want to keep their children safe and healthy.  Camrose Police is proud to offer a brand new program called The CORE program that explores how safe and healthy youth become a safe and healthy core of the community.

  • Housing

    Seasons Camrose Retirement Community

    Contact Janet Landon (General Manager)
    Address 6821 - 50 Ave. Camrose T4V 5G5
    Phone 780-672-2746
    Fax 780-672-2985
    Email inquiries@seasonsretirement.com
    Website www.seasonsretirement.com
    Hours Administration: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Description

    Supporting active and independent lifestyle.  Provides a full continuum of care from Independent and Assisted Living to Designated Supportive Living Level 4 and Level 4 Dementia care.  Tours of Seasons Camrose can be arranged upon request.

  • Housing

    Seniors Self Contained Housing

    Contact Lisa Adamson
    Address 4612 - 53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y6
    Phone 780-679-2002
    Website www.thebethanygroup.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - noon; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    Offers independent living for low-to-moderate income seniors in several communities across Alberta.  Apartments range in size from 500 – 575 square feet and offer complete privacy with all necessary facilities.

  • Helplines

    Seniors’ Abuse Helpline

    Phone 1-780-454-8888
    Website www.edmonton.cmha.ca
    Hours 24 Hours
  • Employment Services/ Financial Assistance

    Service Canada

    Address #200, 4901 - 50 Ave. Camrose
    Phone 1-800-O-Canada
    Toll Free 1-800-622-6232
    Website www.canada.ca
    Hours Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fee none
    Description

    Employment Insurance; Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security; Social Insurance Numbers; Canada Education Savings Grants; Apprenticeship Grants, Passport Receiving, other Government of Canada Services.

  • Information & Referral

    Service Options for Seniors (SOS Program)

    Contact Christina Rehmann (Program Director)
    Address 5014 B - 48 St. Camrose T4V 1L7
    Phone 780-672-4131
    Toll Free 1-866-672-4131
    Email soscamrose@gmail.com
    Website www.soscamrose.ca
    Hours Mon. - Thurs.; 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee Free to area residents, but donations welcome.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Offers information and advocacy to seniors, the handicapped, individuals with literacy barriers, low income persons, and their families to assist them in accessing needed programs, services and supports locally, provincially and federally. Call or drop in!

  • Helplines

    Sexual Assault Crisis Line

    Phone 1-780-423-4121
    Toll Free 1-866-403-8000 (call or text)
    Website www.sace.ca
    Hours 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Health Services

    Smith Clinic

    Address #1 Duggan Mall, 6601 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 3G8
    Phone 780-672-2423 appointments; 780-672-2425 - administration
    Fax 780-679-2668 / 1-866-517-9863
    Website www.smithclinic.net
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Description

    The Smith Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic combining family practice with various specialties. We offer a walk-in clinic Monday to Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Daily appointments may be available. Please call the appointment line to book.

  • Health Services

    Sole City Shoes

    Address 4851 - 50 St. Camrose T4V 1P6
    Phone 780-672-8371
    Email office@solecityshoes.com
    Website www.solecityshoes.com
    Hours Mon. - Wed., Fri. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Thurs. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sundays & holidays 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Description

    A variety of in-stock doctor recommended and slippers available in wide, double wide and extra depth to fit orthotics for women and men.  Brands available in-store: Aetrex, Alegria, Birkenstock, Dunham, Finn Comfort, Foamtreads, Naot, New Balance, Portofino, Propet, SAS, Saucony, Vionic, and many more.  Located in downtown Camrose.

  • Counselling Services

    Solutions Psychological

    Contact Annie Mirza-Syed, M.Sc. (Registered Psychologist)
    Phone 780-672-9296
    Hours By appointment only. Mon. - Sat., & some weekday evenings.
    Fee $200/session. Private extended health insurance may assist with this fee.
    Description

    Professional counselling, therapy & evaluation for individuals & families. Counselling & therapy available for children (age 3+), adolescents, adults & seniors. Relationship counselling for couples, & intergenerational relationships (parents & offspring.) Specialized treatment for psychological trauma & abuse. Parenting time assessments for courts, mediation and parenting coaching for high conflict divorced families.  Annie Mirza-Syed, M.Sc., Registered Psychologist

  • Disabilities

    Special Olympics Camrose

    Contact Carol Wideman (Chairman)
    Address P.O. Box 1543 Camrose T4V 1X4
    Phone 780-608-0715
    Email soacamrose@gmail.com
    Description

    Enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. Sport Options: 5 pin bowling, swimming, basketball, softball, walk/run, curling, functional fitness, soccer, bocce and Active Start & FUNdamentals (ages 0 – 14).

  • Child & Youth Services

    St. Patrick Junior Entry 3 & PREK 4

    Contact Bob Charchun (Principal)
    Address St. Patrick School 4816 - 53 Ave. Camrose T4V 0Y2
    Phone 780-672-2177
    Email stp@eics.ab.ca
    Website https://stp.eics.ab.ca/
    Hours Please call for information
    Fee Please call or visit the school website for up-to-date fee information.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Both programs are a great place for children to develop and grow intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially and physically.  We believe that children lean best through play and child led exploration, and that is reflected in the curriculum. 

  • Legal Services

    Student Legal Services Of Edmonton, University of Alberta

    Address Edmonton
    Phone 780-492-8244 (Civil & Family) 780-425-3356 (Criminal)
    Website www.slsedmonton.com
    Description

    Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is the largest student-run legal organization in Canada. Non-profit charitable org., which provides free legal services to low income individuals & non-profit organizations of Ed. & surrounding area. Criminal Law, Legal Education/Reform, Civil & Family Law.

  • Counselling Services

    Suicide Grief Support Program, CMHA – Edmonton Region

    Address #300, 10010 - 105 St. NW Edmonton T5J 1C4
    Phone 780-732-6654
    Fax 780-482-7498
    Email main@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca
    Website www.edmonton.cmha.ca
    Facebook Suicide Grief Support Program, CMHA – Edmonton Region Facebook Page
    Fee Free of charge.
    Description

    Caregiver Support Group Services welcomes anyone who is providing care for someone who has attempted suicide or may be thinking about suicide.  We help lighten the burden by providing individual support sessions, including: emotional support; identifying and understanding the relevant issues and concerns; creating a safety strategy; creating a self-care plan; connecting you to other caregiver support services in the community.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Summer in the Park

    Contact Clarence Hastings
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose AB T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss4@telusplanet.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Fee No Fee.
    Description

    A summer day camp that nurtures young people’s emotional, social and ethical development by teaching character education, conflict resolution and tolerance. Participants are aged 5 and up and are from Camrose County and participating CDSS villages. Not available to city residents. Program runs during the summer on specific days for each rural community.

  • Counselling Services

    Supportive Information & Referral Counselling

    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose AB T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Email cdss2@telusplanet.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Fee No Cost
    Description

    No cost Supportive Information & Referral Counselling is available if you need someone to talk to, one-on-one, who will direct you to appropriate services, including shared ideas on preparing for the referral, what to anticipate, etc.  Struggling with anything … we can help you find a referral best suited for your needs.  A SIRC Consultant will meet people for up to 3 (free) one-hour consultation sessions.  Call 780-672-0141 to arrange an appointment.  A project of Camrose & District Support Services.

  • Home Support Services

    Swan City Mobility

    Contact Al (Owner)
    Address 6028 - 48 Ave. Camrose AB T4V 0K3
    Phone 780-673-3454
    Fax 780-673-3453
    Email admin@swancitymobility.com
    Website www.swancitymobility.com
    Facebook Swan City Mobility Facebook Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Description

    Offers quality mobility equipment and daily living aids. Scooters, lift chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, adaptive clothing, daily living aids, bathroom safety equipment & more.  We rent and repair most equipment. Free delivery/pick-up in Camrose. Registered vendors for: AADL, WCB, VAC & AHS.