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Emergency Social Services Support Available for Local Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

Post Date:03/27/2020 3:14 PM

Medicine Hat – Emergency Social Services Support is now available through the local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant Program.

The Government of Alberta is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to help individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“This funding is key to ensure our local organizations provide needed services to the citizens most affected by COVID-19,” said Shona Dickie, Superintendent of Community Support Services with the City of Medicine Hat. “The City of Medicine Hat is connecting directly with organizations to make sure they are aware of this initiative. Our community is fortunate to have a strong network of charitable and non-profit organizations committed to helping those in need.”

The Emergency Social Services funding will be used to support a range of services, including at-home help for seniors, crisis and helplines, food security, emotional and mental health counselling and other identified community concerns.

Applications will be received and reviewed by local municipalities. The Government of Alberta will determine how the funding will be allocated. Please visit www.medicinehat.ca/emergencyfcssfunding for eligibility criteria and to apply.

The City of Medicine Hat will continue to share information on City-related impacts of COVID-19 online. Visit www.medicinehat.ca/covid19 for further updates.

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For further information, please contact:
Public Information Officer
City of Medicine Hat
403.548.9675

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