Social Supports for the Community

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There are many ways to find support within the Town of Didsbury, see below for a few options or call the Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403-335-8719 for more information.

Didsbury Community Circle of Supports

Essentials for our Community

Contact: Sheree Andrews 403.586.5836

Essentials for our Community is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support those in need in our community through various channels. Providing support through gas cards, grocery cards, etc. As well as mental and emotional support. Essentials for our Community is available at the Didsbury Train Station (1811 20th Street) every Tuesday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and Thursday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Konnection Kitchen is a NEW program happening on Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 pm. Come for dinner, and stay for the "konnections"! 

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

Contact: Jolene Sanford 403.335.8719

Designed to provide preventative social programming within our local community, Didsbury FCSS offers a number of services within the community: grant dollars to community non-profit groups, information and referral services at Didsbury Neighborhood Place, short-term family and marriage counseling, volunteer support and recognition and a variety of guest speakers throughout the year.

Community Addiction and Mental Health Services

Contact: Didsbury Hospital 403-335-7285

Assesses and treats people with mental health and addiction problems. Provides information, consultation, referral and appointments to individuals of all ages residing in the geographic areas surrounding Calgary, experiencing moderate to severe mental illness and/or addiction. Clinicians work over the telephone to help people navigate the Addiction and Mental Health system in rural areas. They are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community-based programs and will explore options, direct/refer individuals to the most appropriate resource and, if appropriate, book them into Addiction and Mental Health Services.