Annual General Meeting – March 26, 2019

Foothills Regional Victim Services Association will be holing its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the High River Co-Op store.

The general public is invited to attend. Call 403-652-2359 for more information.

New Year, Better Us!

Happy 2019! This year, Foothills Regional Victim Services is striving to provide support and assistance to individuals in the Foothills area.

We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-based program that aims to limit the impact of crime or tragedy on victimized persons. We do this by providing assistance, support, information, and referral to individuals. We operate 24/7 to victims requiring immediate crisis intervention, emotional support, and practical assistance in conjunction with RCMP and other community agencies.

Please consider making a donation to FRVS by checking out the Ways to Donate section on our website. Donations are made through ATB Cares and CanadaHelps, both of which will automatically provide a tax receipt.

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Thank you to 100 Women Who Care Foothills!

Thank you to 100 Women Who Care Foothills for choosing FRVS as their chosen charity from their November meeting! We are so grateful for their support!

 


100 Women Who Care Foothills are a group of women dedicated to raising money for local charities in the Foothills area. For more information, please visit their website: https://100womenwhocarefoothills.weebly.com

High River Charity Checkstop: December 5, 2018

Image courtesy of High River Online news article: Hot Chocolate & Cheer On Centre Street

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our charity checkstop!

The funds raised were $3281.95 split between Rowan House and Foothills Regional Victim Services. ATB also graciously donated $100 to each program as well!

It’s Not Right! Public Presentations and Workshops

 

This is a program that addresses issues of older adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect in communities by engaging bystanders. It teaches citizens of all ages to recognize warning signs of abuse of older adults and to respond safely and supportively.

 

For more information, please see attached PDF: It’s Not Right

 

 

Orange Shirt Day – September 30, 2018

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day! Please consider wearing an orange shirt on that day in support of the children who attended residential schools.

“The Orange Shirt has become a symbol for all of the things that communities have lost through the residential school system: treasured objects, culture and language, ties to families and communities, childhoods, and lives.

Remember to wear an orange shirt on September 30th to honour the experiences of the children who attended residential schools and their families.”

Fore more information visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

A Special Thanks – July 4, 2018

We were one of the three community services organizations that received a donation from the Highwood Wildrose Constituency Association! Thank you so much for your support to such wonderful programs in the Foothills area!

Click the link below to read the full Okotoks Online article that features this generous gift!

https://okotoksonline.com/local/highwood-wildrose-constituency-association-gives-generously-to-community-services

Highwood Wildrose Constituency Association Gives Generously To Community Services

Written by April Bouchard

The Highwood Wildrose Constituency Association showed an abundance of generosity in downtown Okotoks yesterday afternoon by presenting three community service organizations with $5000 donations.

Kerri Wilkinson, Program Manager for the Foothills Regional Victim Services, says volunteers work very hard to fund raise for these programs, and this donation will be a significant help to fund the services they offer.

“We’ve done golf tournaments and casinos to raise funds, so donations like this are certainly very much appreciated,” said Wilkinson.

Wilkinson says Victim Services volunteers go through extensive training to assist victims of crime or tragedy, and are partnered with the RCMP detachments throughout the MD of Foothills, as well as the northern end of Willow Creek. While about 60 per cent of their funding comes from grants, they still have an additional 40 per cent to come up with.

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