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Devon FCSS Check ‘n’ Chat Program starts Nov. 23

Devon FCSS Check ‘n’ Chat Program starts Nov. 23
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Check ‘n’ Chat to provide support to Devon residents looking to connect

Devon FCSS is excited to announce its new Check ‘n’ Chat program to provide support to Devon residents 18+ looking to benefit from a regular connection with another person over the phone.

The program starts on Nov. 23 and for the time being, will run throughout the winter until Mar. 31.

“The winter months can be hard on many people with the lower levels of sunlight and less outdoor activities to enjoy,” said Ki Wilson, FCSS Coordinator for the Town of Devon. “Our hope is to provide a resource for our residents looking for human connection through low-key conversations with our volunteers to support the overall mental wellness of our community.”

The Check ‘n’ Chat program is:

  • intended for a friendly check in on a weekly basis for 15-20 minutes (up to two times per week)
  • not counselling – there are specialist supports available for this
  • free & confidential
  • available to any Devon resident 18+
  • offered by the Devon FCSS department, and
  • provided by volunteers who have had basic training in how to listen and support and have been provided with resources

How to become a volunteer or access the Check ‘n’ Chat program

Devon residents interested in becoming a volunteer for, or accessing the Check ‘n’ Chat program, are invited to contact Devon’s FCSS department at:

Learn more about the Check ‘n’ Chat program at devon.ca/chat.

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For more information contact: 

Justin Janke
Communications Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8302
E: JJanke@devon.ca

Ki Wilson
FCSS Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8325
E: FCSS@devon.ca

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