Supports for Individuals Contact List

Supports and services


‘Support for individuals and caregivers’ focus on the coordinated access to the right services at the right time. We want Albertans with FASD and their caregivers to have coordinated access to supports and services that meet their needs.

To better support individuals with FASD living in Edmonton and the surrounding area the Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Network Society in collaboration with the Bissell Centre and Catholic Social Services has created Short-Term Intervention staffing positions.

If you are looking for immediate supports for youth ages 14 – 21 with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder please contact the McDaniel Youth Program at Catholic Social Services at 780-378-2542.

If you are looking for immediate supports for adults with or suspected to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder please contact Catherine at with the FASS Program at the Bissell Centre at 780-423-2285 extension 157.

Agency and Program Information

BISSEL FASD System Navigator

Community Advocates to provide one to one, long-term support to individuals who are affected by FASD. FASD educators provide FASD training information and resources to the community, clients and service agencies.

Program Support Worker: Catherine Molyneux: 

(780) 423-2285 ext. 157 – Address: 10527 96 St NW Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6

Hope Terrace – Permanent Supportive Housing

Bissell Centre provides permanent supportive housing for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Bissell staff are on-site to provide around-the-clock support for tenants living in an apartment complex. This is the first such facility in Canada that offers 24 hour support services for people with FASD.

The apartment complex is owned and operated by Homeward Trust with Bissell Centre providing in-house and outreach support for the people who live there.

To apply for Permanent Supportive Housing (High Intensity Supports), please fill out the referral form and client consent form. Forward both by email to

High Intensity Supports Referral Form

Consent Form


UP Logo  Open Arms Program

Provides culturally sensitive interventions, supports and mentorship to adults with or suspected to have FASD.

(780) 440-0708 –  Address:  Centre 170-Suite 145-10403 172 ST Edmonton, AB T5C 1V7



CASA’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Treatment, Resources, and Community Supports (FAS TRACS) program provides mental health supports to children with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as well as concurrent mental health concerns. The team comprises of an Occupational Therapist and a Clinical Support Worker who provide short-term consultation services. Our Clinical Support Worker will screen the FASTRACS referrals as they come to CASA.

The program builds on each child’s strengths and supports families through individual practical skills development. The program tailors intervention and strategies to best fit the child and family’s needs.

Who it’s For

  • Children and youth from ages 3 to 17 who are suspected to have or have been diagnosed with FASD, along with emotional, psychological, and/or behavioural challenges.
  • Families who live in the Edmonton area.

The Program

Short-term, consultative program that provides psychoeducational groups, caregiver peer support, sensory, attachment, and trauma informed strategies, and community resources to families.

  • Intervention can include: psycho-education; sensory assessments; attachment strategies; and problem solving skills for daily living.
  • Consultation with support worker for treatment, resources, assessment, and referral/follow-up care needs.
  • If needed, collaboration with support worker and other care providers who support the family in their community contexts.
  • Includes both a mental health and sensory assessment, as well as 3 psycho-educational groups.

Clinicians and families can directly request services by calling

  • CASA @ 780-400-2271 and ask for FASTRACS


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Step by Step Program

Provides long term support through coaching and mentorship to parents who have been diagnosed with FASD and are parenting children, who may or may not have FASD.

Program Manager: Denise Plesuk 

Intake Contact – 780-975-4896

Address:10320 146 Street Edmonton AB, T5N 3A2

 Coaching Families

Provides intensive support for 6-18 months to families with children affected by FASD. The program will help caregivers access diagnostic service and provide appropriate tools and strategies for adjustment in living with children who have FASD, advocate with educational, recreational, and social institutions in the community and make referrals to counselling services and parenting support groups.

Program Manager: Denise Plesuk:

Intake Contact: 780-975-4896

Address:10320 146 Street Edmonton AB, T5N 3A2

McDaniel Youth Program

Provides support and mentorship to youth ages 14-19 affected by FASD through the development of goals and increased access to groups, recreational activities and other life skills programs.

Intake Contact: (780) 378 – 2542

Address:10320 146 Street Edmonton AB, T5N 3A2

For more information on all the FASD specific programs at Catholic Social Services, please click here.


EfryGirls Empowered and Strong Program

Provides support and mentorship to girls 13 – 17 affected by FASD through support groups.  Focus sessions include:  life-skills training, sexual education and self-esteem      building.

Progrom Coordinator:

Phone: (780) 784-2200


Address:  10523 – 100 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T5J 0A8


Elves Special Needs Society logo  FASD Respite Program

Site based respite for families with children affected by FASD between the ages 3 and 8 during the school year.


To learn more please contact:


Leduc county Leduc County FCSS:  Bridges Program  

Provides long-term support to women and men residing in Leduc County affected by FASD through coaching, mentor-ship and  advocacy.

Program Coordinator  Carol:

780-955-6423  – Address:  101 1105 5 Street Nisku, AB  T9E 2X3


Metis Nation of Alberta  Provincial Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program

Resource worker provides support services to Metis youth and adults with FASD and their families by utilizing culturally sensitive supports in order to enhance quality of life and productivity.

Children Service Manager Kelsey Bradburn:

(780)455-2200 or  1(800)252-7553  – Address:  100-11738 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5







  1. Hi I am Linda from Northern Association for FASD in High Prairie, we are hosting two 2-day FASD trainings September 8-11, 2015; by Liz Lawryk BSW Msc Health Sciences, RSW. The founder of the OBD (Organic Brain/Body Dysfunction) Triage Institute. The two Trainings are: “Raising Successful Comedians Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” and “Therapeutic Interventions with Children, Youth and Adults Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders”. The first training is of interest to parents, caregivers, family and community members caring for FASD children. The second training is of interest to professionals caring for FASD individuals. Please email us for a info package.

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