Help When You Need It
AFKA Support Line
The Alberta Foster and Kinship Association Support Line Team is designed to provide after hours and week-end emergency support and advice. The program is delivered by volunteer foster parents who have experience in fostering, a good understanding of policy and procedures, and have taken conflict resolution training. The Support Team members work in conjunction with professional back-up support and direction.
Children’s Services Support and Inquiry Lines
Children’s Services Crisis Line – 1-800-638-0715
If you are needing more urgent support with child intervention and family support services, you may call 1-800-638-0715 for after-hours response. You will be prompted to press 1 if you are calling from Red Deer or south of Red Deer, and to press 2 if you are calling from north of Red Deer.
Kinship Care Inquiry Line – 1-844-644-1329
Established to provide information, help and support in a variety of languages. Kinship care places children who can’t be with their biological parents with family or close friends to help the child remain connected to their culture and support systems.