United Achievers Community Services

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Record #: CDR0237 Last Modified: 23 May 2013 Last Full Update: 23 May 2013
Record Details
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Description & Services
Alternate NameUACS
DescriptionThe 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.  
Program includes:  
Face-to-face Supportive Counseling  
Telephone Crises Intervention  
Women's Support Group  
Accompaniment  
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:  
Weekly Drop-In  
Counseling  
Accompaniment  
Friendly Visiting  
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 
 
MENTORING PROGRAM 
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:  
Weekly Drop-In  
Tutoring  
Supervising  
Homework Assistance  
Crafts and Activities  
Guest Speakers 
 
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. 
 
SENIORS DROP-IN  
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. 
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  
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. 
 
STUDENT PLACEMENT  
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.
Hours*Mon-Thurs 9am -5pm  
*Fri 9am - 5pm
Areas ServedPeel Region
LanguagesEnglish
Contact Information
Address36 Queen St E, Lower Level
Brampton, ON L6V 1A2
 
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IntersectionQueen St E & Main St (Hwy 10)
AccessibilityFully Accessible - use rear entrance
Office Phone*905-455-6789
Fax*905-455-6162
E-Mailuacs@unitedachievers.org
Websitewww.unitedachievers.org
Primary ContactHugh A. Simmonds, Executive Director; Phone: 905-455-6789 ext 25; Email: Hughs@unitedachievers.org
Primary ExecutiveAngela Johnson, President of the board
Other Details
Established1980
FundingRegional / Municipal - Peel Living ; Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services; Ministry of Health, Long Term Care Division ; Foundation - Trillium Foundation ; United Achievers' Community Services
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsAccompaniment services ; African community ; Assaulted women ; Black community ; Crisis intervention ; Cultural communities ; Drop-in centres ; Elder abuse ; Family violence ; Friendly visiting ; Information and referral ; Legal information ; Life skills training ; Multiculturalism ; Nutrition ; Parenting support ; School age children ; Self esteem ; Seniors ; Settlement services ; Volunteer opportunities ; West Indian community ; Woman abuse ; Women ; Youth