Family and Community Support Services, or FCSS, is celebrating 50 years in the Peace Country.
According to Director Kathleen Turner, there is a strong sense of accomplishment that comes with half a century of serving the community.
“I think it really shows the value of what we’re doing. That we really are making a difference in peoples lives. When an initiative like FCSS, which is a partnership between the province and municipalities, when it has that staying power for 50 years, they must be doing something right,” she said.
Turner adds there are two sides to what they do.
“Two prongs, our internal programming, like our home supports in high schools and school liaisons… and then there’s our funding component as well. Where we give funds to those other social purpose agencies to do the work on our behalf.”
Representatives from both the City and County of Grande Prairie, Wembley, Beaverlodge and Sexsmith will attend an invite-only celebration tonight at Elks Hall.