Newcomer Support

  
  

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education

ABLE offers Adult Education on following topics: Reading, Writing, English as a Second Language, Math and Numeracy, Basic Computer Skills, Employment and Personal Growth.  

Medicine Hat: 403-504-3619

Medicine Hat Programs


Brooks: 403-362-1685

Brooks Programs

BCIS - Brooks and County Immigration Services

BCIS is a not-for-profit organization, which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers. It is a project of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.


Programs offered:

-Newcomers outreach

-Orientation, information and referrals

-Emergency interpretation and translation

-Supportive counselling

-Employment readiness

-Ethnocultural collaboration

-Enhancing supportive communities


BCIS employees speak the following languages:

Acholie, Arabic, English, French, Luganda, Oromo, Punjabi, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdo


Phone: 403-362-0404

Address: Bay 2 - 500 Cassils Rd. East, Brooks, AB 

Email: info@bcis-brooks.ca 


Healing Path Wellness Centre for Newcomers (Brooks)

Healing Path Wellness Centre for Newcomers is located in Brooks, AB. Services may include supporting access to:

- Individual, Couple Cultural Mediation Counselling
- Intercultural Mediation
- Refugee / Immigrant Focused Therapy Counselling Sessions With A Cultural Mediation.
- Empowerment and Cultural Education
- Newcomer Health and Wellness Literacy
- Promotion of Cultural Resilience


Address: #122 - 327 3rd Street West, Brooks, AB T1R 0E7

For more information, please call (403) 362-7204 or email info@globalvillagecentre.ca

JustServe

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.

JustServe is a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in posting projects or in encouraging volunteers to serve according to our guidelines.


Lifetalk Counseling Services - Brooks

Christian Based Counseling

Their counselors counsel people dealing with abuse, alcohol, drugs and sexual addictions, anger, anxiety, childhood adjustments, depression, domestic violence, grief, family, immigration adjustments, marriage, parenting, performance, pre-marital, relationships, self-esteem, stress,  trauma, and unresolved past issues, and more.

Phone: 403-362-2210


Services are available for adults, as well as children ages 5 and up. Children's services often involve a combination of sessions with both the family and child.

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordLifetalk

“Anger and Its Many Faces” - a five week seminar offering a thorough and practical look at anger and its generators. Learn how to deal with frustration, hurt and fear before they are expressed as anger. Cost $20/person (subsidy available). Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session will run on Tuesday evenings, January 14 to February 11, 2020. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, plus one (optional) “post-seminar” counselling session. It will be held in room 209 of the Brooks Community Cultural Centre where the Misspelled WordLifetalk office is located (327 3rd St W, Brooks). Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 to register and for further information. 


"Understanding Grief and Loss" Explore the grief process to facilitate understanding of,  and healing for those who are struggling with loss, change or separation from loved ones. $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 for information (sessions will be booked dependent on interest).

Mennonite Central Committee - Services for Newcomers (Taber)

Services for Newcomers (previously known as Low German Mennonite Services) has been in operation in Southern Alberta for over a decade working with Low German Mennonites. The office in Taber assists with settlement in Alberta, employment, education, and mental health. More recently the program has expanded to work with newcomers of all types in the Taber area

Phone: 403-223-4144

Saamis Immigration Services Association

​Saamis Immigration Services include on-going programs and services assisting in resettlement and integration of newly arrived immigrants and refugees.


For language barrier services, clinics can arrange translation. Call Dasha at Saamis Immigration (403-504-1188 ext 108) with the location, date and time of the appointment requiring a translator 2 or 3 days before the appointment, if possible.

If an unexpected translator is required they may be able to arrange a volunteer via telephone. 


Phone: 403-504-1188