Family issues can occur between individuals who live in the same household or when relatives are in some kind of conflict or disagreement. Each family is diverse and so are the issues that can arise. There are many times people come into contact with Police when they are struggling to deal with family issues. RDCVSU is here to support you and connect you with local, provincial and federal agencies that may be able to assist you.
Aging Loved Ones
Do you have a loved one who needs assistance? Are you the primary caregiver for an aging loved one?
The following websites may be of assistance:
- Office of the Public Guardian
- Alberta Caregivers Association
- Alberta Council on Aging
- Canadian Caregivers Coalition
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
FCSS provides funding to non-profit agencies, school boards and partner municipalities to deliver social services, supports or programs that meet the criteria of the FCSS Act.
Please see the FCSS brochure for complete details.
Counselling helps citizens develop effective ways of dealing with problems and personal relationships, improve coping skills and gain confidence in their ability to solve future challenges.
The Education Program is designed to increase the mental health and wellness of people with mental illnesses, their family members and friends, service providers or professionals and the community at large.
Family Services of Central Alberta
Family Services of Central Alberta operates a central place for resources. Provides support, counselling and play therapy for individuals, couples and families experiencing grief/loss. Groups on family life, divorce, active parenting, teen parenting and prenatal care are also available.
Legal Advice or Assistance
If you require legal advice or assistance on civil matters, in respect to your family, the following agencies may be of assistance:
Outreach Centre - Safe Visitation
Outreach Centre - Monitored Exchange Program
The Safe Visitation Program facilitates children visiting with the non-custodial parent, while the Monitored Exchange Program facilitates the safe transition of children from one parent to the other. Please visit the Outreach Centre website for complete details and information on these and other programs and services this organization offers
Our Family Wizard
Our Family Wizard is a resource for divorced, separated or never married parents, providing visitation and child custody schedules, calendars, parenting plans and other co-parenting tools.