The HOSTS Project works with a number of community services to provide school- and community-based programs and supports to enhance the mental health and well-being of students and families in High Prairie and surrounding areas. We strive to foster resiliency and positive coping skills so that students and families can successfully navigate life’s challenges. In addition to universal prevention programming, the HOSTS Project also provides referrals and assistance in accessing other mental health and community services.

The HOSTS (Helping Our Students To Succeed) Project is one of 38 Mental Health Capacity Building Projects serving 119 schools in 47 communities across Alberta. The Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative (MHCB) is led by Alberta Health Services in collaboration with Alberta Education and funded through grants from Alberta Health and Wellness. The purpose of the initiative is to establish projects that provide the staffing and support required to implement an integrated, school-based community mental health promotion, prevention, and early intervention program. The projects are locally planned, coordinated, and implemented through partnerships with Alberta Health Services Zones, school jurisdictions, parents, community agencies, and other regional service providers.

We welcome phone calls or visits! Our office is located in St. Andrews School and is open during school hours.

The HOSTS Team is Hiring!!  HFCRD is now hiring a Temporary HOSTS Project Success Coach in High Prairie from February 22, 2021 to June 30, 2021. This position offers a variety of experiences working in schools and community settings. If you love working with children, please consider this rewarding opportunity.

See details here!