During this difficult time, Devon residents who may or may not previously have needed to access any of these supports may need to do so now and we want to make sure you know where you can reach out to.
To Access the Food Bank:
To Access Food / Essential Items Funding Support – Devon FCSS:
If a low income resident needs a small amount of support for essentials please call the Devon FCSS office at 780-987-8300 to discuss options.
For Shut-In’s / Self-Isolating / Single Parents Without Other Supports:
Anyone who is under mandatory or health related isolation (e.g. returning snowbird, senior, disabled etc.) or single parents with young children who cannot be safely left alone AND who does not have local support, Devon FCSS can provide a shopping service and / or pick-up and delivery.
At this time community meals are suspended. Please contact your local church to inquire what support may be available for accessing food support at this time.
All of these are confidential services and our delivery / shoppers understand the need for discretion.
Devon FCSS is available for all these supports, navigation or other services, referrals and access to a variety of resource. If you need support or have any questions please call the office 780-987-8300, Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, leave a message and someone will call you back.
At all other times you can call 2-1-1 for assistance or, if you need someone to talk to you can call the support line at 1-800-232-7288.
The Town offers a variety of services, programs, and workshops to enrich and strengthen individuals and families within Devon. Many of these are offered at little to no cost. For those who may need financial assistance to access these programs, the Town provides a Participation Fund for eligible individuals and families.
This program offers short-term support through one-on-one visits that assist individuals or families to make healthy skill-based improvements in their lives. It is available to older children, youth and their families. The program strives to enhance, strengthen and stabilize families who are experiencing life stress and/or change. Each family circumstance is unique. Reasons for referrals may include separation or divorce, loss, communication/conflict, parenting strategies, budgeting and more.
For information, please contact the office at P: 780.987.8308 or via email HERE.
Sometimes you might need some additional support to help you through a difficult or stressful time. The Town of Devon can offer a limited number subsidized counselling sessions to eligible residents or other mental health services or support programs may be more appropriate. Our FCSS team can discuss the options with you.
For this or information on the subsidized counselling please call 780-987-8325 or via email HERE.
The Town of Devon is part of a regional support group that aims to provide education, awareness and access to counselling.
For more information follow this link.
The Town of Devon partners with local businesses and volunteers trained by Canada Revenue to offer a free tax service (simple returns only) for eligible individuals and famlies betwen March and April each year.
For more information, follow this link.
Neighbourly Devon is an initiative designed to encourage neighbours to get to know each other based on the knowledge that socially connected neighbourhoods feel safer and are healthier, and happier.
1 Columbia Avenue West, Devon, AB T9G 1A1
P: 780-987-8325 or Email: FCSS@devon.ca
P: 780-987-8308 or Email: CSOC@devon.ca
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