Family Resource Network (Formerly Parent Link)

Parent Link

The Family Resource Network provides a range of programs and services that focus on building well-being and resiliency. Free supports are available to children and youth ages 0-18 and their parents and caregivers.

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Parenting Support

Parenting is a journey and everyone needs help sometimes. The Family Resource Network offers a range of parenting supports and services including: 

  • Information on child and youth development 
  • Discussing challenges and individualized parenting plans 
  • Referrals to other agencies 
  • Connecting to community resources 
  • In-home parenting support 

Home Visitation

The Home Visitation program provides weekly in-home support for parents in raising healthy, safe and secure children. It is a free and voluntary program for pregnant parents and parents/ caregivers of children ages 0 to 3 years. Home Visitation will help you: 

  • Focus on family strengths and needs 
  • Address your pregnancy concerns and provide prenatal support 
  • Learn more about child development 
  • Develop and foster positive parent/child interactions 
  • Reach personal and family goals 
  • Access community resources 
  • Build your support networks 

Child development

Learn what you can expect at various ages and stages of your child’s development with an easy to use questionnaire. The results provide insight into your child’s expected developmental milestones. A member of our team will be in touch to discuss the results, celebrate achievements, and provide resources to continue supporting your child’s growth. This developmental check-in tool is available for children ages 2 months to 5 years. 

A series of questionnaires designed to help you monitor your child's physical, intellectual and emotional development at regular intervals for 2 months to 5 years old. 

Once completed you will be contacted by a staff member with the results, within three business days.

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WECAN Food Basket

It’s not a food bank – it's food in the bank! Meat order $15. Produce order $10. Cash only. May be purchased in combination or separately. Multiple orders are also welcome. Participants are encouraged to try out the program; no membership fees apply for the first order. Annual membership fee is due upon second order. Annual memberships $5. 

Food pick up and payment - Children and Youth Community Centre
3 Spruce Avenue Sherwood Park, Alberta 

For more information call: 780-416-6730

Strathcona County Family Resource Network Spokes

Our partners Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County are the designated ‘spokes’ within the new Family Resource Network.

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https://bgcbigs.ca/strathcona/

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https://www.scbgc.com/

Family and Community Services are available by phone to connect you to support.

780-464-4044

Call-in hours:
Monday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Effective June 27, 2020 Family and Community Services will no longer be open on the weekend.

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FCS is now offering a variety of online programs and workshops for parents and caregivers as well as online and in person community programming for youth and families to foster well-being.

Download the Early Childhood app and stay connected to resources that support children to reach their potential.

Phone: 780-464-4044
Email: familyresourcenetwork@strathcona.ca
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Last updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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