United Way Oakville funds 53 programs at 32 social service agencies to enable the community to work together to achieve lasting, positive change.

In fact, United Way is the largest funder of the voluntary sector and social services in Canada next to government. We are proud to support the following social service agencies:

Access Counselling & Family Services

T: 905-637-5256 – www.accesscounselling.com

Dedicated to enhancing family life and personal functioning by assisting people to cope with life’s stresses. Services include: individual, couple and family counselling, counselling for abused women and children, Caring Dads program for men who have used abusive behaviours with their families.

Acclaim Health

905-827-8800 – www.acclaimhealth.ca

Acclaim Health is dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of community health and support services to seniors and others in need. Services include: Alzheimer Services Seniors Day Program, Support & Counselling, Friendly Visitor Program, Special Steps Program, and Tele-Touch.

ADAPT

T: 905-847-6537 – www.haltonadapt.org

Halton Alcohol Drug and Gambling, Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT) provides outpatient assessment and treatment services for individuals experiencing problems with alcohol, gambling and/or drug abuse.

ArtHouse

T: 905-467-8551 – www.arthouseonline.org

ArtHouse offers cost-free programs to young children aged 7-11, helping them to develop their hidden talents, experience the thrill of creative and artistic expression and share experiences in team building and social cohesion.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton

T: 905-339-2355 – www.bbbshalton.ca

Dedicated to meeting the emotional, physical and social needs of children in Halton, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers the following programs: matching for children experiencing loneliness, isolation, low self-confidence or lacking familial supports, in-school mentoring, homework tutoring and recreation programs.

CNIB

T: 1-888-275-5332 – www.cnib.ca

CNIB provides services to enhance the lives of individuals living with a visual impairment. Programs include: life skills, mobility and vision enhancement programs, access to a braille library, technical aids, counselling, referrals and employment training.

Canadian Hearing Society

T: 1-877-347-3427 – www.chs.ca

Provides services to people who are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing, including counselling, outreach, public education, interpreting, technical devices and English literacy classes for deaf newcomers to Canada.

Canadian Mental Health Association

T: 905-693-4270 – www.cmhahrb.ca

Provides self-help and life skills to people facing mental health issues, including: community information and referral, recreation programs, education and support services, and advocacy for social justice.

Community Development Halton

T: 905-632-1975 – www.cdhalton.ca

This organization provides consultation and research to identify social issues and community needs. It also provides volunteer management training and maintains a website of volunteer opportunities in Halton.

Community Living Oakville

T: 905-844-0146 – www.oakcl.org

Dedicated to providing assistance to people with developmental disabilities to ensure clients can participate in all elements of society to their fullest potential. The agency provides residential and day programs.

CYAN (Community Youth in Action Network)

T: 905-580-9441 – www.thecyan.org

Dedicated to strengthening, expanding and promoting the impact of youth civic engagement and foster developmental assets. CYAN engages youth in community volunteerism and leadership.

Community Youth Programs

T: 905-845-9718 – www.cyphalton.com

The agency provides residential placement for youth aged 15 to 18 years who are not able to live with family and not yet ready for independent living. Other programs include consultation and counselling for adolescents and parents, and follow up support.

Distress Centre Oakville

T: 905-849-4541 – www.distresscentreoakville.com

This agency provides a listening and befriending crisis intervention telephone service for people suffering from depression, attempted suicide, loneliness and other issues. Callers are referred to community services and agencies where appropriate.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton

T: 905-459-1315 – www.efrypeelhalton.ca

Delivers programs and services to women and youth who are at risk of coming into conflict with the law. The Youth Now counselling programs promotes positive social behaviour and conflict resolution skills for both male and female youth.

Food for Life

T: 905-510-5724 – www.foodforlife.ca

Poverty relief organization that picks up and delivers surplus food from wholesalers and retailers and distributes it to community partners, housing developments, outreach programs and non-profit residential homes.

Halton Family Services

T: 905-845-3811 – www.haltonfamilyservices.org

Professional counsellors help individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficulty coping with life’s challenges. The agency also provides specialized services for those dealing with violence against women and bereavement.

Halton Food for Thought

T: 905-331-0227 – www.haltonfoodforthought.com

Halton Food for Thought promotes the connection between healthy food choices and improved earning by offering a variety of nutrition programs to students in elementary and high schools throughout Halton.

Halton Multicultural Council

T: 905-842-2486 – www.halton-multicultural.org

Halton Multicultural Council assists new Canadians settle in Halton Region. Programs include settlement and integration services, supportive counselling and education around topics such as anti-racism and human rights.

Halton Trauma Centre

T: 905-825-3242 – www.haltontraumacentre.ca

Provides crisis intervention and therapy to families where a child or adolescent has disclosed or is investigated for child abuse. The agency also provides ongoing group therapy to children, teenagers and adults who experiences sexual abuse as a child.

HIPPY Oakville

T: 905-464-0785 – www.hippyoakville.org

This agency provides a home-based education and early literacy program for vulnerable families to prepare 3-5 year old children for success in school. Home visitors meet with caregivers weekly.

Hope Place Centres

T: 1-877-399-7299 – www.hopeplacecentres.org

The agency offers residential treatment for men and women suffering from alcohol and/or substance abuse and related issues, and assists individuals with successful community re-entry and outpatient programs.

Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children

T: 905-337-2333 – www.grievingchildrenlighthouse.org

Offers peers support, hope and encouragement to grieving children, teenagers and their primary caregivers. The program focuses on the child/teenager’s experience of grief and loss, adjusting to change and healing.

Nelson Youth Centres

T: 905-814-0252 – www.nelsonyouthcentres.com

The agency provides an array of therapeutic group programs for children and youth experiencing social, emotional, learning and behavioural difficulties. The agency also offers parent empowerment programs.

Oakville Kiwanis Meals on Wheels

T: 905-842-1411 - www.oakvillemealsonwheels.com

Oakville Kiwanis Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious hot and frozen meals to persons living in Oakville that are unable to manage their own nutritional and/or dietary needs.

Oakville Parent-Child Centre

T: 905-849-6366 – www.op-cc.ca

The agency serves families with young children with a variety of programs including drop-in, registered and nursery school programs. Parents and caregivers can share ideas and access parenting support and information by attending workshops, through phone support or by booking an appointment with the parent educator on-staff.

ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids)

T: 905-339-3525 – www.rockonline.ca

A mental health centre serving children and youth who are experiencing emotional, behavioural, developmental, learning and/or social difficulties.

St. John Ambulance

T: 905-469-9325 – www.sja.ca

The agency provides training and community services that enable people to improve their health, safety and quality of life. The Therapy Dog Program has well-behaved canine ambassadors and their handlers visit people in hospitals, special needs programs or in long-term care facilities.

SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services)

T: 905-825-3622 – www.savisofhalton.org

SAVIS provides support to survivors of sexual violence through counselling and practical support, as well as education and advocacy activities in the community.

S.E.N.A.C.A Seniors Day Program

T: 905-337-8937 – www.senaca.ca

The day program provides therapeutic, individualized recreation activities, exercise programs, social events and light nursing care, in a caring and nurturing environment, for seniors and disabled adults.

STRIDE

T: 905-639-4252 – www.stride.on.ca

Supported Training and Rehabilitation in Diverse Environments (STRIDE) assists individuals with mental health issues to find meaningful work opportunities.

Support and Housing-Halton

T: 905-845-9212 – www.shhalton.org

The agency operates housing and support services for persons living with mental illness.

The Women's Centre

T: 905-847-5520 – www.haltonwomenscentre.org

The Women’s Centre assists women facing a variety of struggles through peer and crisis counselling, educational programs, and referral to community resources.