Town of Vegreville receives provincial grant to deliver prevention and early intervention services in Vegreville and area

Author: Kaleb Brink Posted on: Apr 16, 2020

The Town of Vegreville is very excited to announce that we’ve been awarded grant funds from a new grant program offered by the Government of Alberta. Through the Province’s Family Resource Networks (FRN) program, the Town will deliver high-quality prevention and early intervention services and supports for caregivers and children 0 to 18 years old, which will replace the former First Years Parent Link Centre Network’s services in our community.

Under the FRN, services will be delivered in a ‘hub and spoke’ model of service delivery. The Town, via the Vegreville and District Family Community Support Services department, will act as a hub and spoke and will coordinate the prevention and early intervention services in the Vegreville network area. This will be done either directly or through collaborative partnerships with qualified service agencies or providers, classified as spokes. The spokes for the Vegreville network area are Lamont County FCSS, Two Hills FCSS, Mannville - Minburn - Innisfree FCSS and WJS Canada.

The Town and partnering spokes in the Vegreville network are working diligently to bring their services to fruition. Specific information about how residents can access these services is forthcoming

Background: On November 8, 2019, the Town of Vegreville announced that the discontinuance of a Provincial grant program would result in the closure of the First Years Parent Link Centre Network and all other Parent Link Centres in Alberta. At that time, the Town stated interest in the FRN program and informed residents that they’d be applying.