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  • Mental Health Services

    Sacred Hearts

    Contact Lyndell Drever
    Address #18, 5110 - 48 A Ave. Camrose AB T4V 5K2
    Phone 780-608-6337
    Email lyndell@dreverag.com
    Facebook Sacred Hearts Facebook Page
    Fee Sliding Fee Scale
    Description

    Grief Support, specializing in pet grief support.  Grieving a beloved companion animal is not always understood or  accepted in our society and as a result we are often left feeling alone and isolated. If you would like a safe place to speak about your grief and learn coping strategies, please reach out.

    Dignity Therapy – clients are invited to share memories and wishes that they deem important or want to be recorded for their loved ones. This is a document that I’ll type out which ps allows clients to address issues that they anticipate will arise in the wake of their death, instructions they might want to leave or words of wisdom or guidance they might like to share with particular individuals.

    Spiritual Direction – “To listen another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another” (Steere). Through deep listening and guidance one is able to connect with one’s inner truth/self. It is at this place where clarity, healing, and growth can take place.

    Sessions are offered in person or over the phone.

  • Mental Health Services

    Samm-I-Am Forest Therapy Guide

    Contact Helen Samm
    Phone 780-672-1956
    Fee $35.00
    Description

    Forest Therapy is a practice that supports health and wellness through guided immersion in forests and the environment to promote the well-being of both people and the land.  It is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of “Forest Bathing”.  In Forest Bathing, people spend time in forested areas to enhance health, wellness and happiness.  Studies show Forest Therapy can improve mental health, anxiety, physical health, and lower blood pressure.  Participants are guided through a clearly defined sequence of invitations to slow down, allow the senses to open, and experience the environment to deepen the reciprocal relationship between participants and the forest.  This supports wholeness and well-being.  Slow walks in the forest are typically less than a kilometer long and suitable for all ages and physical conditions.   Invitations are open-ended.  There is no expectation for what participants should experience or receive.  Participant spend time in silence, listening and feeling.  They become reconnected with their senses and open to what the forest has to offer.

  • Support Groups

    Schizophrenia Society Camrose Branch

    Contact Anthony Holler (Peer Support Coordinator)
    Address Camrose
    Phone 780-679-4280
    Email aholler@schizophrenia.ab.ca
    Website https://www.schizophrenia.ab.ca/
    Facebook Schizophrenia Society Camrose Branch Facebook Page
    Instagram Schizophrenia Society Camrose Branch Instagram Page
    Hours Please phone 780-679-4280
    Fee There is no charge for programs.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    SSA Camrose Branch provides peer support and resources to people living with schizophrenia.  The branch can also provide access to support for their family members, caregivers and friends.  Programs are available in person, online and individual phone support is also available.  Studies have shown that peer support plays an important role in recovery for those living with schizophrenia and their family members and caregivers.  Please call the branch or visit our website for program information.

  • Education & Literacy

    School Resource Officer – Camrose Police Service

    Address 6220 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 0K6
    Phone 780-672-4444
    Fax 780-672-2929
    Email police@camrosepolice.ca
    Website www.camrosepoliceservice.ca
    Description

    The Camrose Police Service has a School Resource Officer Program (SRO).  The SRO program provides a uniformed police presence that is active in all 10 of our community schools.  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 Landon Miller (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
    Facebook Seasons Camrose Retirement Community Facebook Page
    Instagram Seasons Camrose Retirement Community Instagram Page
    Hours Administration: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Description

    Offers different service options, including a private independent living residence, co-located with an 82 suite designated supportive living option that provides more specialized care options.  We are committed to delivering quality care and exceptional service so residents may enjoy the worry-free retirement they deserve.

  • Seniors

    Senior’s CHOICES

    Contact Tia Schnurer
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose AB T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141 or 780-673-1350 (direct)
    Email tia@camrosefcss.ca
    Website https://camrosefcss.ca/
    Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    The Senior’s CHOICES Program provides community-based social supports by volunteers for older adults that is Compassionate, in their Homes, and that provides Opportunities to maintain Independence while Connecting and Engaging with resources and Services. The Senior’s CHOICES Program provides supports for older adults to age well at home, and enhances the well-being of seniors facing health challenges, loneliness and social isolation. Specially trained volunteers connect clients to essential community services and resources while offering steadfast and compassionate support. All referrals and inquiries are welcome.

    Age Well At Home supports includes: yard maintenance, snow removal, minor household maintenance, meal delivery, visitation, mail/ pharmaceutical/supply/equipment delivery, senior assisted transportation, navigation services for health, social and human services care, seniors supports, cooking groups, mental health and elder abuse. Senior’s CHOICES serves older adults (55+) in the City and County of Camrose, with income levels based on Line 15000 of previous year’s Income Tax Return. Income Cut off: $30,000 single occupant household $50,000 double occupancy.

    A program of Camrose & District FCSS.  Senior’s CHOICES is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Age Well at Home Initiative.

     

  • 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

    Contact Judy Bowman (Team Lead)
    Address 5020 - 51 St. Camrose
    Phone 1-800-O-Canada
    Toll Free 1-800-622-6232
    Website www.canada.ca
    Facebook Service Canada Facebook Page
    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)

    Contact Kari Cameron (Director of Older Adult Services)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Email kari@camrosefcss.ca
    Facebook Service Options for Seniors (SOS) Facebook Page
    Instagram Service Options for Seniors (SOS) Instagram Page
    Hours Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Fee Free to Camrose City and County residents.
    Description

    S.O.S. is a program of Camrose and District FCSS.  Our staff provide information and referral, support with navigating housing, government forms, etc. In collaboration with Revenue Canada, we offer a year round Volunteer Income Tax program for all ages.

  • Helplines

    Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Support & Information 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.
    Description

    Crisis, support and information.

  • Health Services

    Smith Clinic

    Address #1 Duggan Mall, 6601 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 3G8
    Phone 780-672-2423 appointments; 780-672-2425 (press 3) administration
    Fax 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 same day appointments Monday to Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  To make an appointment call 780-672-2423 and press options 1, 2 or 3.

  • Disabilities

    Special Olympics Camrose

    Contact Faye St. Onge (Vice Chair)
    Address P.O. Box 1543 Camrose T4V 1X4
    Phone 780-226-5757
    Email soacamrose@gmail.com
    Website www.specialolympics.ca/alberta/camrose
    Facebook Special Olympics Camrose Facebook Page
    Instagram Special Olympics Camrose Instagram Page
    Twitter Special Olympics Camrose Twitter Page
    Description

    Enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. Sport Options: 13+ 5 pin bowling, swimming, basketball, floor hockey, curling, softball, outdoor walk/run, soccer, bocce. Active Start and FUNdamentals 0 – 12-year-olds.

  • Child & Youth Services

    St. Patrick PREK 4

    Contact Michelle Nanias (Principal)
    Address St. Patrick School 4816 - 53 Ave. Camrose T4V 0Y2
    Phone 780-672-2177
    Email stps@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

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

  • Legal Services

    Student Legal Services Of Edmonton

    Address Edmonton
    Phone 780-492-2226
    Email slsoed@ualberta.ca
    Website www.slsedmonton.com
    Description

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

  • Helplines

    Suicide Crisis Help Line

    Phone 9-8-8 Call or text
    Website https://988.ca/
    Description

    If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, we want to help.  Call or text 9-8-8 toll free, any time — lines are open 24/7/365.   A safe space to talk, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

  • Mental Health Services

    Suicide Grief Support Services, 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 Services, CMHA – Edmonton Region Facebook Page
    Fee Free of charge.
    Description

    Critical Incident Group Debriefing Services  – our Suicide Grief Support Services team offers group debriefing support to adults who have experienced a critical incident. The debriefing process provides a safe place for people to talk about and share experiences related to the incident.  We provide Critical Incident Group Debriefings at least three days after a critical incident, for up to two weeks after the incident. Services are provided free of charge, although donations are welcome when a group debriefing is held at a work site.
    Bereavement Support Services – grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. Our Suicide Bereavement Support Groups welcome anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Each group includes three modules covered over a 12-week period. Participants must attend an intake session prior to joining a group.
    Suicide Caregiver Support Service –  welcomes anyone who is providing care for someone who has attempted suicide or may be thinking about suicide. We help to 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, and connecting you to other caregiver support services in the community.
    Youth Suicide Grief Support Services – grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. Our Youth Suicide Grief Support Groups are designed for and by youth with a tailored curriculum for 12 to 17 year olds and 18 to 25 year olds.  Each group includes three modules covered over a 12-week period. Participants must attend an intake session prior to joining a group.

  • Home Support Services

    Swan City Mobility

    Contact Al (Owner)
    Address #26, 6601 - 48 Ave. Camrose AB T4V 3G8
    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, home medical supplies & more.  We rent and repair most equipment. Registered vendors for: AADL, WCB, VAC, AHS, NIHB