Newcomer Support

  
  

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education

Medicine Hat - 403-529-3828
Oyen - 403-664-2060
Bassano - 403-641-3444 
Brooks - 403-362-1685

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.

Brooks phone 403-362-0404

Life Talk Counseling Services

Christian Based Counseling

Our 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.

 

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, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session starts September 12 - October 10, 2017.
“Active Parenting of Teens” - a six week video seminar offering skills, discussion and support to guide your teens through the most turbulent period of their lives. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Arnie Weber.  Next session TBA.
"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. Next session TBA
Walking Alongside the Depressed” - a seminar enabling participants to understand depression and current treatments, to encourage friends and family to helpfully walk alongside those struggling with depression. Next session TBA

All of the above programs will be offered at Room 207 Misspelled WordLifetalk Seminar Room in Brooks Community
Cultural Center at 327 - 3rd St W, Brooks. For more information & to register, call 403-362-2210.

Medicine Hat Community Kitchens

​Learn how to stretch your food budget and prepare delicious and healthy meals. Meet new people in this welcoming environment.

 

Sign up for a regular Community Kitchen or take in a specialty kitchen for BIRS, Bridges Families, Pregnancy & Family Support Clients, Newcomers, Medicine Hat Collage Residence, Francophone, Family and Teen Kitchens.

 

Some costs apply. See attachment for dates, times, locations and registration information.  

Mennonite Central Committee - Taber

​Our purpose is to serve Newcomers in southern Alberta who are limited by language, education and understanding of Canadian ways. Our clients come from countries such as, but not limited to Mexico, Belize and Paraguay.

Call 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.

 

Language barriers in Medicine Hat. Clinics/physicians are welcome to arrange translation through Saamis Immigration. If possible calling Dasha at Saamis Immigration with the location, date and time of the appointment requiring a translator 2 or 3 days before the appointment is ideal. If an unexpected translator is required they may be able to arrange a volunteer via telephone. Saamis Immigration is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 and Dasha can be reached at 403-504-1188 ext 108.