Social Supports for the Community

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.

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: Ryan Shokoples 403-335-7161

FCSS was created with a sole purpose in mind: To enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communitiesWe hold this statement as a goal for everything we do. Through FCSS, we strive to meet this goal by facilitating various social events and programs, providing important resource referrals to all individuals, and being a friendly face to come to when you need it!

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.