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Address: 1107 2nd Ave “A” North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 0E6
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, some evening appointments available, Monday thru Friday.
Mission: Lethbridge Family Services has a history of service extending back to the Lethbridge Nursing Mission established in 1910. Lethbridge Family Services provides community-based support to individuals and families to facilitate human potential, choice and independence. Through advocacy, public education, prevention, intervention and community development. Lethbridge Family Services responds to family needs. We believe that family more than any other institution shapes the personality and character of every person.
Services: The emphasis is on service to all families utilizing the resources within the individual or family unit, the larger the support system and the community. While services often begin with dependence, the goal is to increase family and community support, encourage self-help, and provide a services continuum based on individual and family needs. This comes from an attitudinal framework that individuals and families make their own choices out of their unique frames of reference and history of learning; that it is necessary to hear and respect their wishes to whatever degree feasible; and that the most important part of teaching we can convey is choice. Regardless of disability or need, emphasis is based on normal community living with ordinary working and socializing situation. The agency takes an active role in the development of societal conditions which encourage healthy family like. We are committed to the identification and development of new services through inter-agency cooperation and total agency planning.
Activities: Counseling & education programs, Immigrant Services, DACAPO Program (Provides services to adults with developmental disabilities, fetal alcohol syndrome and/or individuals who have sustained a brain injury), Home Services Program (Provides in home support to enable seniors, individuals with physical disabilities and chronically and terminally ill to remain in their home as long as possible at a level of optimal independence), DACAPO Day Program (– develop daily living/personal care skills, develop life skills, participate in community work experience, participate in recreation leisure/activities, complete physiotherapy routines, and develop basic work habits).