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|Record #||Organization / Program Name(s)||Address||Office Phone||Description||Hours||My List|
|CDR0102||Birthright, Brampton Office||27 John St
Brampton, ON L6W 3L1
|905-874-0607||Confidential help for any woman who is pregnant * provides free pregnancy tests * information on pregnancy * parenting skills * prenatal development * childcare and childcare options * child safety issues * maternity and baby clothes * friendship and emotional support * referrals to social agencies * housing information * professional counselling * legal advice * adoption information * job search skills * career development and educational assistance||*Mon,Wed-Fri & Sat 11am-2pm
|CDR0100||Birthright, Mississauga Office||2600 Edenhurst Dr S, Ste 307
Mississauga, ON L5A 3Z8
|905-273-9409||Confidential help for any woman who is pregnant and distressed.
*Free pregnancy test;
*Information on pregnancy, prenatal development, childcare and childcare options, child safety issues;
*Maternity and baby clothes;
*Friendship and emotional support;
*Referrals to social agencies, housing information, professional counselling, legal advice, job search skills, career development, educational assistance.
|CDR0101||Birthright, Orangeville Office||75 Broadway St, Ste 203
Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1
|519-941-8999||Confidential help for any woman who is pregnant.
Free pregnancy test;
Information on pregnancy, parenting skills, prenatal development, childcare and childcare options, child safety issues;
Maternity and baby clothes;
Friendship and emotional support;
Referrals to social agencies, housing information, professional counselling, and legal advice;
Job search skills, career development;
|*Tues,Wed,Thurs,Fri 11- 2 pm||Add Record|
|CMH0184||Catholic Crosscultural Services, Peel Regional Offices, Brampton Office||8 Nelson Street St W, Unit 302
Brampton, ON L6X 4J2
|905-457-7740||Settlement Services - offers settlement counselling * support with immigration documentation * access to education, childcare, health care, child tax benefits, social assistance, housing, individual and family counselling * helps obtain social insurance numbers * offers services in a variety of languages * affiliated with interpreter services * provides certification of immigration and education related documents * commissioner of oath services.
Employment Access Program (EAP) - helps job seekers identify range of skills, design marketable resumes and assist in overcoming the barrier of "No Canadian Experience" * helps develop individual employment and career action plan * provides information about mentorship programs, retraining, education and volunteer opportunities in the community * one-on-one coaching, resource library and workshops* free access to the internet,
phone, fax, and photocopier.
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program - The RSTP is a program designed to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors interested in sponsoring refugees.
Supportive Services for Women - provides supportive counselling to newcomer women who are experiencing domestic violence * services are linguistically and culturally sensitive for the clients * provides individual crisis intervention counselling with no waiting list * information & referral services * support groups for recently separated/divorced women * workshops on self-esteem, anger management, assertiveness, job-search, stress management, health alternatives, parenting and more * networking for isolated women through groups * free non-judgmental, confidential support * helps victims of violence to identify and examine their options in order to survive and work through their crisis * accompanies victims to hospitals, police stations or to court and advocates on their behalf when necessary * refers client to other agencies or professionals when appropriate * responds to women of all cultures in culturally sensitive environment through many
languages * provides public education
Housing Support – helps Peel residents to locate suitable and affordable housing
|Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
|CDR0050||Justice for Children and Youth||415 Yonge St, Suite 1203
Toronto, ON M5B 2E7
|416-920-1633||Legal clinic that represents and advocates for youth (under 18yrs) on matters such as: welfare, education, children's aid, getting off the street, family or criminal law.
Advises and represents youth who want into or out of children's aid care. Answers questions or concerns about their placement or program while in care.
CONSENT TO TREATMENT
Gives legal advice to young persons and care providers regarding the right to consent to and refuse treatment; assists young people who are having trouble getting OHIP.
Advocates for youth who are in jail at youth centres or in detention.
CUSTODY AND ACCESS
Represents children and youth who are not living with a parent and are seeking access to siblings only. The Office of the Children's Lawyer represents children and youth in custody and access disputes. They are appointed by the court and the parents' lawyers can request this appointment.
Helps young people who are not living with a parent get enrolled in school; helps children and parents obtain appropriate special education placements by giving legal advice relating to the various processes under the Education Act; provides summary advice to parents throughout Ontario and will consult with other lawyers and clinics to assist them in representing clients outside the Toronto area; represents low-income children and youth who have been suspended or excluded from school or who face expulsion from a school board; gives advice about truancy and about information, records and privacy issues.
DOES NOT practice immigration or refugee law. However will assist children and youth obtain OHIP or school enrolment when their immigration status is an issue; and will assist other lawyers and clinics with this area of law as it relates to the Charter and to international human rights instruments.
Provides summary advice and representation, when necessary, for young people who have left or are considering leaving their parents' home (issues often involve child welfare, support, family and social assistance law); assists in the recovery of personal possessions being withheld by a parent when a young person leaves home.
MENTAL HEALTH LAW
Acts for youth who are locked in mental health facilities (secure treatment/psychiatric wards) or who are in a facility for mental health reasons.
Represents youth (16-17yrs) who are trying to get general welfare assistance or who have been cut off; gives summary advice to persons seeking the foster parent benefit and to young parents applying for family benefits.
Provides summary advice to young persons and assistance to legal counsel where youth are seeking financial support from their parents (the youth should be able to obtain a legal aid certificate). In this area, assists youth living independently - but NOT youth living with a parent.
Tries to challenge laws that discriminate against children or youth, or laws which fail to take into account the best interests or wishes of children and youth, from the perspective of the young person; will also represent children and youth in cases which involve the interpretation of legislation pertaining to them such as the Child and Family Services Act or the Young Offenders Act.
VICTIMS OF CRIME
Represents young persons who wish to protect the privacy of personal records (e.g. CAS files, school records, medical records, etc.) in criminal proceedings (defence lawyers may try to use these records to undermine the testimony of victims of crime in the trial against the accused); helps young people make claims before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. (DOES NOT assist with personal injury claims in civil courts).
Helps young people in trouble with the law by giving them information about the legal system and their rights; helps them find lawyers and refers them to other resource; represents youth who are charged in incidents in schools, group homes and jail; represents youth with learning or other difficulties; may do appeals depending on the issues; does reviews of dispositions to help a youth get into open custody or on probation; will do bail hearings and general advocacy for youth without lawyers.
|Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm (phones on VM 12-1 p.m.)||Add Record|
|CDR0237||United Achievers Community Services||36 Queen St E, Lower Level
Brampton, ON L6V 1A2
|*905-455-6789||The United Achievers Community Services, founded by the United Achievers Club of Brampton, is a non-profit organization primarily serving the African Caribbean community. UACS is committed to strengthening and enhancing the quality of life of families and individuals by providing culturally sensitive preventive social programs, support, resources, education and training. Programs offered include:
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION PROGRAM
In an aim toward the elimination and prevention of the conditions that perpetuate violence against women and children, United Achievers provides racially and culturally appropriate services to women and children who are victims/survivors of all forms of violence.
Face-to-face Supportive Counseling
Telephone Crises Intervention
Women's Support Group
Information & Referrals
LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM
The Long Term Care Program aims to improve the quality of life of Black and Caribbean seniors. This culturally sensitive program has been successful in relieving loneliness, decreasing isolation, creating social opportunities, providing skills development, enhancing self-esteem and increasing independence.
Long term care services include:
Health and Nutrition
YOUTH SERVICE CANADA INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT
Funded in part by Human Resources Canada, this venture provides services for the Summer Camp offered to local kids
Enhances and develops the educational, social, creative and intellectual abilities and strengths of students, especially of Black and Caribbean heritage, to their maximum potential. This will enable them to reach for, and obtain, success through the application of excellence in all their endeavors.
Aims and Objectives include:
To develop and implement a mentoring program that will assist students, primarily of Black and Caribbean heritage, to make valuable learning connections with their schools, their peers and positive adult role models in the community.
To enable the designated group to develop respect for self/others.
To provide relevant training and skill development in academic, social, political and economic disciplines.
To seek support and participation from caring professionals and individuals who are committed to building the community from within.
To provide purpose and focus for students who are marginalized, and who are underachieving in school and in acceptable social behaviors.
To provide the opportunity for participants to obtain scholarships towards post-secondary studies
To build a network of people helping people.
PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE GROUP
Offers help if your child is attending school in Peel and you have concerns in any of the following areas: Suspension, Expulsion, School Reports, Parent Council, Learning Disabilities, Course Selection, University/College Selection, School Disciplinary Policy, Attending interviews/hearings.
The program aims to assist parents in:
Overcoming barriers that inhibit communication and becoming fully involved in the education of their children
Understanding their rights, accepting responsibilities, and building positive relationships with schools
Understanding the direct correlation between behaviors in the home and performance in school
Understanding school policies and disciplinary procedures
Becoming successful advocates for their children
Building a network of parents helping parents helping children.
The program also aims to assist school personnel in:
Understanding cultural nuances which impede positive communication with parents and students
Understanding and demonstrating cultural sensitivity when interacting with students
Adopting non-threatening and non-judgmental approaches in resolving problems
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
This is not a babysitting service
These programs assist students with understanding curriculum material; with the completion of their homework while providing an interesting and stimulating environment. After school programs include:
Crafts and Activities
WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP
Promotes self-esteem; decision making; coping strategies; parenting & life skills; custody & legal rights; group discussions; guest speakers. Provides free child care to participants.
A supplementary program of the Long Term Care Program, staffed by trained volunteers and/or Placement Students to provide service to shut-ins or temporarily immobile seniors.
Members of the general public and/or students from local schools/colleges are afforded the opportunity to do volunteer work with the agency. These people are crucial in enabling the agency to deliver the high level of service expected for the Programs/Services offered. Volunteers are able to upgrade their skill sets to enhance their employability, or gain experience in their area of study.
Opportunity offered to students from local high schools/colleges, to assist with the various services/programs offered by United Achievers Community Services. It enables students to gain valuable hands on experience to hone their skills and supplement their area of study.
Other services and programs offered as the need arises.
|*Mon-Thurs 9am -5pm
*Fri 9am - 5pm