Lethbridge and Area

If you are experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you suspect that an older adult is being harmed or mistreated, there is help available in the Lethbridge area.   

 

Emergency Crisis Contact   9-1-1
 

Lethbridge Regional Police Service

For Information:

 

 

403.330.5133

To Report:

  403.328.4444
 
Community LINKS   403.328.5465
 
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (LSCO)   403.320.2222 (Ext. 25)
 
Lethbridge Legal Guidance   403.380.6338
 
  email
   
 
Lethbridge Family Services (LFS)   403.327.5724
(Counselling, Education and Outreach)    
 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Rural Policing)
Lethbridge County (for information)
(to report)
  403 329-5080
403.329.5010
 
Magrath (for information)
(to report)
  403.752.4747
403.752.3351
 
Picture Butte (for information)
(to report)
  403.732.4449
403.732.4429
 
Town of Taber Police   403.223.8991
 
Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network   403.329.7396
    Dawn Vickers

more information about services in the Lethbridge area
What We’re Doing in the Lethbridge Area

1. An Elder Abuse Community Response Steering Group is currently building a plan for a collaborative model for South Western Alberta.  Our hope is to bring agencies together to partner in the design and implementation of a community response team.  A funding application has been submitted to begin this process by hiring a project coordinator and development of materials including research, a capacity and needs assessment and community protocols.  Community meetings with potential partners will occur in September 2008. 

2. The Family Violence and Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness Committee has a multi-faceted and pro-active approach to increasing awareness of family violence and elder abuse in the community.

An ongoing social marketing campaign, updating and developing educational materials and opportunities for community engagement are components of the project. Linkages occur between victims, community, professions and local/ provincial resources and programming. Seniors from First Nations, Immigrant and Faith Communities are being targeted with specific campaigns.

Current Committee initiatives include bus signage, posters, movie theatre advertising, workshops, training and resources to Ministerial Associations, professionals and citizens. Translation services are being utilized to develop locally relevant literature for New Canadians. Focus Groups are underway to develop information and resources for Aboriginal seniors.

Membership on the Family Violence and Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness Committee includes:
  • City of Lethbridge – Community and Social Development
  • Lethbridge Family Services (403.327.5724)
  • Lethbridge Community College (403.320.3321)
  • Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (403.320.2222)
  • Harbour House Women’s Emergency Shelter – YWCA (403.329.0088)
  • Southwest Alberta Child and Family Services Authority (403.381.5555)
  • Lethbridge Regional Police Services (403.330.5133)

The Committee partners with Domestic Violence Action Team and Sexual Violence Action Committee in the delivery of initiatives and sharing of resources.

Services in this Community

Useful Resources
  2013 Seniors Safety Calendar
  Elder Abuse Presentation
  Lethbridge Elder Abuse Network Brochure 2013
  Seniors Safety Calendar