The Town of St. Paul FCSS provides a variety of services to its residents in accordance with the Family & Community Support Services mandate which is:

To provide services designed to inform the public of available services. We produce this web page and an annual Community Directory. We coordinate the Community Events and assist with the Weekend Activities promotion on 1310 Country. We produce our own FCSS newsletter which is circulated to approximately 200 local volunteer groups, businesses, and government agencies. On the provincial level, our office co-ordinates the collection of information for the Human Services Guide in the TELUS directories across Alberta. We also handle hundreds of telephone enquiries for information and referral services on a wide range of community services. We also maintain pamphlet racks at the Co-op Mall and the St. Paul Shopping Centre. These are provided for the public to have information on non-profit services. Groups wishing to have their information on these racks are asked to call us, and everyone is invited to check this source of information on a regular basis and to pick up any material of interest.

To promote, encourage and facilitate voluntarism and the use of volunteers. We are working with 1310 Country and the Lakelander to bring you the Point of Light salutes honouring volunteers from all organizations. We make our meeting room available at no cost for volunteer groups. Several groups also use our photocopier at cost.

To be of a preventive nature to enhance, strengthen and stabilize family and community life, to improve the ability of persons to identify and act on their own social need, to help avert family or community breakdown or, if early symptoms of social breakdown do appear, to help prevent the development of a crisis which may require major intervention or rehabilitative measures. We provide subsidized professional counselling services through Community Counselling Services. Meals-On-Wheels provides lunch time meals five days a week to our residents who have difficulty doing this for themselves. We help to fund the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program by the RCMP. The Friendly Welcome program helps newcomers and their families to become familiar with services and people in the community.

To provide for the development of services on the basis of clearly identified social needs and effective planning. We support the Yellow Ribbon anti-suicide program. We work with numerous groups such as Community Learning Association, the Mannawanis Friendship Centre, Boys & Girls Club, Muttart Foundation, SPAN, the Chamber of Commerce, AADAC and Children's Services to address emerging needs in the community.

To encourage co-operation and co-ordination with allied service agencies operating within the municipality. Our process of program and project development is through collaboration and partnering with allied groups and individuals.