African Community Services of Peel (ACS)

Mental Health and Wellness

Description & Services
Description Outreach and engagement of members of the African/Black community who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges by promoting awareness of mental health services in the community 
 
Services include 
•culturally appropriate supportive mental health counseling 
•referrals to relevant and culturally appropriate mental health service providers such as CAM-H, FAME, Doctors’ offices and Community Health Centers, Peel Public Health Services etc 
•public education and information sessions on mental health awareness, prevention and treatment services 
•practical supports in accessing affordable housing, income security programs, food-banks, skills upgrading programs, employment services, accompaniments to appointments and advocacy 
•daily drop-in services for one-on-one counseling support with recreational hang-out activities, poetry and music activities, outings etc 
•advocacy to facilitate access to community resources and services 
•limited support with bus-tickets, lunch and snacks from the food pantry
Hours Administration: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Areas Served Peel Region
Eligibility Members of the African/Black community who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges
Application Call office
Fees None
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Fanti ; Ga ; Somali ; Swahili ; Twi
Contact Information
Address & Map
20 Nelson Street W, Suite 302
Brampton, ON L6X 2M5
 
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Intersection Nelson St W and George St N
Transit Information Brampton Transit www.brampton.ca/transit/home.tml
Go Transit www.gotransit.com/publicroot/home.asp
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 905-460-9514
Fax 905-460-9769
E-Mail info@africancommunityservices.com
Website www.africancommunityservices.com
Primary Contact Eunice Mbugua, Programs Manager; Phone: 905-460-9514 ext 225; Email: eunicem@africancommunityservices.com
Primary Executive Wambui Karanja, Executive Director; Phone: 905-460-9514 ext 224; Email: wkaranja@africancommunityservices.com
Other Details
Print Material Periodic newsletter; annual reports; project reports; research studies; agency brochures; program flyers
Established 1993
Elections Annually
Funding City / Town - Brampton and Area Community Foundation ; Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship; Ontario Early Years ; Federal - Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation; Maytree Foundation; Chum City Charitable Foundation ; Sale of Goods - Fundraising
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects
Subjects Counselling ; Physical fitness ; Recreational activities

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