United Way in UCDSB

The United Way supports many programs and services which are of benefit to students, families, staff and community members of the UCDSB. This page contains information on the services available in this area. For more information, please go to: http://www.uwleedsgrenville.org/

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211 Info Flyer for Leeds & Grenville

Below are Funded Programs that are at work in Leeds and Grenville.

* Indicates programs that serves children, youth, families.

Brockville & District Association for Community Involvement *

Assists 47 individuals from the Brockville area who have a developmental disability and provides support to their families through many services available during the year.

St. John Ambulance – Brockville * In School Program/After School

2800 persons living in Leeds and Grenville were trained in Standard and Emergency First Aid, CPR, Babysitting, Oxygen Administration, ‘Life Saver’ and ‘We Can Help’ courses offered throughout the year. The Brigade is on duty at various public events all year long.

Leeds & Grenville Mental Health Services

Across L&G, this agency supports severely mentally ill individuals and victims of various forms of abuse through counselling, case management, life skills training, educational, vocational, social and recreational programming. United Way funding helped individuals participate in social, recreational and wellness programs.

Fun With Books *

Aimed at improving literacy, this agency delivers books free of charge to over 1756 preschool children (under the age of 5) in L&G every month. In Brockville, 540 children receive this service.

Canadian Mental Health Association of Leeds and Grenville * In School Program

Houses information resources about mental health services available to the L&G population. Current focus is on suicide prevention and safe housing for youth. The focus of this year’s programming is a suicide prevention program that is being taught in all high schools.

Community & Primary Health Care– Lanark, Leeds & Grenville

Provides home support services to those L&G residents, primarily seniors, who need an extra hand or some companionship. Programs such as Meals on Wheels, Diners Club, Friendly Visits, Transportation, Foot Care Service, Telephone Reassurance, Client Intervention, Home Help/Homemaking, Home Maintenance & Repair, Caregiver Support and In-Home Respite are all supported through your donation. In Leeds and Grenville 4902 clients were served.

Family and Children’s Services * In School Program/After School

This is a service for the protection of children from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect, that also offers family preservation programs, healthy babies programs and the highest quality of substitute parental care, when deemed necessary. Children get an opportunity to attend a summer camp and be involved in the School Program.

Brockville Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association *

Provides support and services to 139 people suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia across L&G. This includes a monthly newsletter and the “Keep Moving, Keep Mobile” program - a gentle yoga and meditation program designed specifically for sufferers to maximize their muscle flexibility and to increase their stamina. They offer monthly support group meetings and guest speakers provide information on a wide range of topics pertinent to ME/FM. Resources include a variety of books, videos and audiocassettes as well as a list of professionals available to help sufferers of ME/FM. In Brockville, 63 clients were served.

Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Resource Centre * In School Program

This agency aided 135 L&G residents affected by Epilepsy by providing counselling, advocacy, and educational services, and a 1-800-393-4430 phone service for rural clients and educational presentations.

Brockville & Area YMCA * In School Program/After School

We are funding an afterschool program at Benson Public School in Cardinal for the school year.

Connect Youth * In School Program/After School

Connect Youth exists to assist, support and refer young people in need to advocate for the youth in partnership with our communities. In 2013 they assisted 128 kids.

North Grenville Accessible Transportation

Provides affordable accessible transportation for mobility impaired people who otherwise could not leave their home. 187,732 clients were serviced in North Grenville in 2013.

Kemptville Youth Centre * In School Program/After School

Kemptville Youth Centre offers in-house programming and outreach programs. This agency also assists youth in making positive lifestyle choices. 662 clients were served last year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds & Grenville * In School Program/After School

Provides matching service for boys and girls from parent-absent homes with male and female volunteers by means of similar interests. Also offered is an in-school mentoring program, Couples Match, a Big Bunch program, and a Big for a Day program. There are presently 299 children in the active match and In-School Mentoring program.

CNIB * In School Program

966 blind, visually impaired or deaf blind people living in L&G benefited this year from the core services available including: Orientation & Mobility, Rehabilitation Teaching, Seniors Community Liaison, Vision Services, Volunteer Services, and Library Services.

Family Counselling Services *

85 families across L&G benefit from the ongoing services geared at clients with an array of social adjustment difficulties.

Interval House of Leeds & Grenville *

443 abuse victims (women and children) benefited this year from the short-term emergency accommodation offered to all of L&G, along with support and crisis counselling, and the outreach program. This agency also provides a children’s witness-of-abuse counselling program and a 24-hour crisis line that took 826 calls last year. 197 clients benefited in Brockville.

Volunteer Centre of Leeds & Grenville

3520 clients from L&G benefited from the many available services including the Income Tax Program, volunteer counselling, recruitment, training and referrals. They also offered various workshops with screening offered throughout the year. In Brockville, 1800 clients were served.

1000 Islands Credit Counselling Service

Provided financial counselling and crisis relief to 1157 clients across Leeds and Grenville with credit problems. Instructs in lifestyle and cash flow management, debt management and reduction plans, and aims to strengthen awareness and education on credit and financial management

Youth Volunteer Crew * In School Program/After School

Created and provided 125 Youth throughout L&G with meaningful volunteer opportunities while addressing community needs and developing a lifetime commitment to service.

Girls Inc. * In School Program/After School

Girls Inc. offers school-based and community-based group programs for girls between the ages of 6-18. Programs are research-based, curriculum driven, delivered by professional facilitators and focus on critical areas including: peer pressure, media literacy, substance use prevention, healthy relationships, violence prevention, leadership and math and science education.

Prescott Youth Centre * After School

Offers a meeting place for youth aged 8-18 with fully supervised activities at the drop-in centre, along with special events and field trips organized throughout the year. The program encourages youth to pursue a safe and healthy lifestyle. Last year 110 youth visited the centre most attending three nights a week and on the weekend.

Tri-County Dental *

In Leeds and Grenville, the Tri-County Dental Coalition (TCDC) works to ensure that everyone has access to dental care regardless of age, circumstance or income. It does this by utilizing the resources in the community, raising funds, strategizing ways to enhance the provision of dental services and advocating for those in need. Patients can get free emergency dental support for low income people at the Merrickville Community Health Centre. This program is funded by the United Way Leeds & Grenville.

Brockville & Area Community Living Association

Brockville & Area Community Living Association is an organization committed to providing quality out-of-family home, residential and associated support services for people who have an intellectual disability. United Way Leeds & Grenville provides funding for the social & recreational opportunities for all the clients.

Guthrie House * In School Program

Guthrie House is our "Community Hub", located in Elgin Ontario, from which a range of health and social services are made available to the residents of North Leeds. Country Roads offers some of its services from Guthrie House as do other organizations. The United Way funds the coordinator’s position at Guthrie House.

Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area * In School Program/After School

A Gananoque after-school program located at Linklater Public School. This operates 5 days a week from 3-6 pm. They service 83 children. Boys & Girls Club is a drop in activity centre for community youth aged 8-16. It provides a safe and secure environment as well as an list of scheduled activities. It services 120 youth in South Leeds.

Gananoque and District Association for Community Living

Assists 22 individuals with a developmental disability and their families to access the Leeds South community thereby improving quality of life

Kemptville and District Home Support

A non-profit volunteer program that strives to provide support services to area seniors and physically disabled adults in pursuit of independent living. Its ongoing programs include Meals on Wheels, escorted transportation, foot clinic, Friendly Visiting, Telecare, Home Help, Handyman, Social/Recreational and Information and Referral services. Last year the service provided care to 669 individuals.

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