Are you new to town? At the MFRC we have welcome packages for newcomers that include things like community newsletters, city maps and activity brochures as well as real estate information. Once you’ve settled in, our staff can set up a personal visit to welcome you and your family, provide any further assistance and answer any other questions.
Keep In Touch (KIT) Calls
This monthly telephone service is designed to keep the family member at home connected to the community and MFRC while the military member is away. It’s an empathetic ear ready to listen, and inform about available services, programs and other relevant information – including decoding military language. To sign up, call 403-410-23020 ext. 3590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Mail Service to Deployed Members
Families can send care packages to members deployed overseas or stationed at another base free of charge through the MFRC. Parcels must be sealed and addressed, with a return address, content list and phone number visible. Packages usually arrive at their destinations within four to six weeks.
Coffee and Chat
Once a month, family members in each of our three office locations (Red Deer, Calgary and Lethbridge) come together to hang out on our comfy couches and just talk. With plenty of snacks and good company on hand, it’s always a good break and a great way to meet others. Check our event calendar for dates and times.
Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR)
R2MR is a preparatory program for both military members and their families to learn about the deployment (separation) cycle. Should you anticipate a separation the MFRC can offer the R2MR program on an individual or small group basis.
Deployment Respite Child Care
The goal of Deployment Respite Child Care is to support the well-being of families who have a deployed CAF member to relieve some of the stressors related to childcare. It can be offered in or out of the home for up to 72 hours of free care and while doesn’t need to be continuous.
Contact our child care coordinator at 403-410-2320 ext. 3590 for more information.