FCSS - Family Community Support Services
Phone: 403-603-6229, Amanda Midgley
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between the Province and the M.D. of Foothills No. 31 that develops, coordinates, and provides MD of Foothills residents with a variety of preventive social programs. It enhances the social well being of individuals, families and communities through the provision of funding to non-profit community based programs that meet the requirements of the Provincial FCSS Act and Regulation
The FCSS program is not:
- A Public Health Transportation Grant
- Direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or families
- A duplication of services from other Government Agencies
MD of Foothills FCSS is a member of the Provincial FCSS program. For further information on the Provincial FCSS Department, check out the Government of Alberta Family and Community Support Services website.
FCSS Grant Criteria - pdf
Seniors and Disabled Subsidized Transportation for MD Residents
The Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 provides subsidized transportation for medical appointments only, through the existing taxi services and the High River Handibus.
Those companies we have an agreement with are:
Arrow Cab – High River 403-652-8118
D & D Classic Limousine – High River NEW 403-652-9519
High River Handibus 403-601-3472
Alternate Cabs – Okotoks 403-828-8294
OK Taxi – Okotoks 403-938-3828
Diamond Valley Taxi – Black Diamond 403-650-2175 (Donald Lien)
Residents utilizing the subsidized transportation must contact the taxi company or handibus closest to their residence.
Residents must have PRIOR approval from the MD of Foothills.
The user must be a senior citizen (65 years or older) or disabled who meet the criteria including: Be a resident of the MD of Foothills and Line 150 of the current Notice of Assessment cannot exceed $24,200/single or $37,900/married in order to be eligible for this program. Residents may use the service ONCE per week (4 times per month maximum) for medically related trips only. Special circumstances MAY be considered, the user must first contact the MD office prior to using the taxi service. The MD will pay a maximum waiting time of 2 hours based on $30.00 per hour for taxi service or handibus. Any waiting time over the 2 hour limit is the payment responsibility of the user.
Please complete and submit the attached REQUEST FORM and include your current Notice of Assessment to Amanda Midgley at the address below. After approval from the MD is received, it is then the user’s responsibility to schedule the taxi company or handibus & pay the user fee.
Nominal Fees for Service will be as follows for the return trip as of May 1, 2010
1. $ 6.00 - in the area doctor, hospital etc.
2. $20.00 - out of local area - i.e.: Oilfields to High River/High River to Oilfields
3. $35.00 - to Calgary & return home
For further information and approval please contact:
Municipal District of Foothills No. 31
PO Box 5605
High River, Alberta
Phone: (403) 603-6229
Fax: (403) 652-7880
For further information please contact Amanda Midgley, or call 403-603-6229.