Who We Are
Lethbridge Family Services provides highly-accredited health and social services to over 8,600 individuals and families in 35 communities in southwestern Alberta, through the professional services of more than 380 staff, and the support of over 550 committed volunteers.
A connected and inclusive community where people thrive.
We are a highly-accredited, charitable human services organization that improves the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in Southwestern Alberta.
Respect, Integrity, and Compassion
Located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Lethbridge Family Services is committed to honouring the land from a place of knowing. We honour the Siksikaitsitapi as both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, and we welcome all First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Indigenous peoples who call Blackfoot territory their home.
What We Do
Lethbridge Family Services provides services through our core departments of Counselling, Outreach, & Education Services, DaCapo Disability Services, Homes Services and Immigrant Services. The administrative support functions of Advancement & Communications, Business Development, Finance, IT, and Human Resources work with these departments to support their programming needs.
DaCapo is an Italian "musical" term that means to "repeat from the beginning". Our highly trained community disability services workers assist children and adults with disabilities (developmental, FASD and brain injury) to develop skills and relationships that enhance their well-being, independence, and connectivity to the community.
Services Include: Community access services, employment services, cross-disability support services, FASD assessment and diagnostic services, community access for people in continuing care, community living and respite services.
Service Areas: Southwestern Alberta from Claresholm south to the US border and the BC border east to Bow Island.
Our Certified Health Care Aides provide in-home support to enable seniors, and individuals with physical disabilities, and the acute, chronically and/or terminally ill to remain in their preferred living environment for as long as possible.
Services Include: Personal care, palliative care, respite care and specialized services supported by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides, and administrative personnel.
Service Areas: Southwestern Alberta from Claresholm south to the U.S. border, east from the BC border to MD of Taber and County of Warner.
Central: Lethbridge, Coalhurst, Coaldale, Picture Butte, Monarch, Shaughnessy.
North: Fort Macleod, and Granum.
West: Pincher Creek, Lundbreck, Hillcrest, Bellevue, Frank, Blairmore, and Coleman.
East: Taber, Barnwell, Enchant, Vauxhall, and Hays.
Our certified Settlement Practitioners ensure that regardless of language or cultural barriers, people who arrive in Canada are able to use their existing skills, learn new ones, and participate actively in all aspects of Canadian life. We provide a welcoming environment where newcomers and their families can make Lethbridge their
home. We offer programs and services in 39 languages.
Services Include: A full range of settlement services, orientation, information, referrals to community supports, interpretation, translation, and supportive counselling for immigrants and refugees. We deliver public education to professionals and the community at large, and participate in many community outreach projects.
Through a welcoming and compassionate environment, our Counselling team comprised of a Registered Psychologist, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Registered Social Workers, and Canadian Certified Counsellors, provides therapeutic services to individuals and their families to process traumas and resolve other personal and psychological issues. Our Outreach & Education team works with individuals, caregivers and professionals to facilitate insight, awareness and enhance skills.
Services Include: Individual, couple, family and group counselling for individuals aged 3 to end of life. Outreach and Education services include educational presentations, training/workshops, personal growth groups and individual education sessions.
Service Areas: South-Zone West Alberta