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What are the services and supports available?

Community & Support Services provides direct support to youth and young adults through information and referral, initial assessment and consultation, and outsources links to community resources and advocacy.

The Community Intake Counsellor focuses on youth and young adults up to 24 years of age, using a holistic approach that incorporates community and natural supports. The support provided can vary significantly depending on the young person’s personal goals.

On a regular basis, the Community Intake Counsellor does the following:  

  • Helps young people set goals and revises the plan to achieve them. 
  • Provides information and support regarding healthy relationships.
  • Provides referrals to  access mental health and addiction support when needed. 
  • Provides referrals to address funding, housing, legal issues, and cultural needs. 
  • Provides guidance on life skills such as: finances, cooking  and running a household.
  • Provides resources, information, and guidance regarding education and employment. 
  • Helps young families assess their basic needs and how to meet them.
  • Connects young people with community programs to participate in.
  • Provides informaton on volunteer and recreational opportunities.
  • Provides advice and resources related to job searches and resume building.
  • Provides information and resources to address stress management and coping strategies.

The services at The Collective are not limited to the list above and can be adjusted to fit the needs of each individual. All services are confidential, private and free. 

How do I access services?

Contact:
Shauna Vanderheide
Community Intake Counsellor
Community & Social Development
svanderheide@stalbert.ca

Contact: 
The Collective
100-43 St. Thomas Street, St. Albert
Phone: 780-470-2059
Collective_Info@stalbert.ca

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