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Social Support

Vegreville has a variety of agencies and resources for education, prevention and support. 

FCSS Community Counselling Program: In an environment that respects your privacy,  Community Counsellor Carson Ryner can help you learn how to get through the challenges and changes that come your way. Details

Crisis Association of Vegreville: Provides crisis intervention services through a 24 hour Help Line. This is a confidential service.  
Phone: 780-632-7070 (Toll-free within Vegreville & District)

Victim Services Unit: (RCMP based, operated by the Crisis Association of Vegreville) provides support for victims of crime and tragedy.
Phone: 780-631-2800

Distress Line: Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you experienced abuse? Are you contemplating suicide? Now is the time to talk about it. If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can call the Distress Line at any hour of the day and we’ll talk through it together. Call the Rural Distress Line at 1-800-232-7288.

Crisis Intervention: It might be that you’re under a lot of pressure at work, or that the bills are coming in faster than you can pay them. It might be that you’re being abused by a parent or one of your children. It could be anything that puts you in a distressed state. We’re here to help. Canadian Mental Health Association. 

Alberta Human Services: Service delivery offices, Alberta Works Centres, Child and Family Services offices and Employment Services offices provide a range of programs and services across Alberta. Locate the office nearest you to find the information and support you need.

  1. Vegreville Office: Alberta Works Centre, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) and Child & Family Services (CFS)
    5121 - 49 Street, Vegreville, AB 
    Phone: 780-632-8686
    Office Hours: 8:15 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
  2. Alberta Supports: For Albertans to find information and access more than 120 social-based supports offered by Human Services and Health online, by telephone or in person. Childcare Supports, Income Supports, Disability Supports, Seniors Supports, and Employment and Training. 
    Call 1‑877‑644‑9992 (toll-free)
    Local Office: 1st Floor, Provincial Building 5025-49 Avenue St. Paul, AB Hours: 8:15 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  3. Public Guardian and Trustee: Call 1-877-427-4525 (toll-free)
  4. Find a Shelter  Homeless persons and families can access emergency shelters across Alberta.

Veg Al-Drug: Provides outpatient counselling services for addictions such as alcohol, drugs and problem gambling.  Their focus is on prevention and education. 
Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Phone: 780-632-6617  
Email: [email protected]

Vegreville Food Bank: Located in the Vegreville Pentecostal Church 4615 Maple Street
Hours are Tuesdays & Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Tuesdays only July & August)
Phone: 780-632-6002

Vegreville Christmas Bureau: Provides relief for families and children through the Christmas season.  Volunteers manage donations of toys, food and gift certificates.  Applications to receive support can be made through voice mail.  (The number is advertised in the newspaper each year in November).  All information is kept completely confidential

KidSport: Believes that no child should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports.  KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
Phone: 780-603-3442
[email protected]

Family Violence Info Line: People may hear or see something they feel is not quite right with a family member, a friend, a neighbour or a co-worker.  If you think someone you know is experiencing family violence, reach out by calling the Family Violence Info Line at  310-1818, toll-free 24/7

Family Violence Emergency Shelters: offers a safe and supportive place for people to stay when they are fleeing a domestic violence situation. Services such as safety planning, outreach, advocacy, children's programming and community referrals are also available. List of Family Violence Shelters

Bullying Helpline: Bullying is unacceptable anytime, anywhere; it affects many Albertans everyday. If you are looking for advice on supporting bullying prevention, or support to deal with bullying, please call the Bullying Helpline, 1-888-456-2323, toll-free 24/7

Alberta Seniors and Housing: The ministry has a mandate to create affordable housing options for Albertans most in need and help Alberta's aging population lead healthy and independent lives 

Alberta Health: Alberta Health is the ministry that sets policy, legislation and standards for the health system in Alberta

Alberta Health Services (AHS): Programs and services are offered at over 650 facilities throughout the province, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, cancer centres, mental health facilities and community health sites

Vegreville Community Health Centre (Also know as the Health Unit)
5318 50 Street, Vegreville, AB
Phone: 780-632-3331 Fax: 780-632-4334

AHS website includes: 

Mental Health and Wellness, Programs and Services

Addiction and Substance Abuse Programs and Services

Addiction Helpline The Addiction Helpline is a toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, drug and problem gambling support, information and referral to services. The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available to all Albertans. Phone:1-866-332-2322

Mental Health Hotline Staffed 24/7 by health professionals, the Mental Health Help Line provides: crisis intervention; information on Mental Health programs and services; and referrals to other agencies where appropriate. This confidential, anonymous service is provided by Health Link Alberta and is available to all Albertans. Phone: 1-877-303-2642