The Family Enhancement Program primarily works with family members of the substance abusers. The program provides support to women, children, grand parents and other extended family members. The program is designed to provide skills to women so that they are able to help their husbands/partners to deal effectively with substance abuse and anger management issues. The program provides individual and group counseling to the entire family.
Punjabi Community Health Services helps other organizations build diversity competent. Organizations can request a speaker to talk about diversity, cultural competency or how to become a culturally competent organization. Organizations may also request to engage PCHS undertake a comprehensive audit and suggest changes to become a culturally competent organization.
Punjabi Community Health Services provides opportunities to community members to participate in helping the South Asian Community. The Volunteer Program is designed to provide opportunity to new immigrants, students and those who want to contribute back to the community. PCHS provides reference letters for those who have volunteered in the community.
Health Promotion Program provides awareness and education on various health issues including chronic diseases. Research shows that the South Asian community is at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes.
PCHS has started work in the following areas as well – Hep C, Tobacco, Stroke, HIV-AIDS, Cancer, Kidney disease, TB prevention. PCHS is partnering with other service providers to deliver services to the South Asian Community.
Diabetes prevention program is provided under the ‘Healthy Lifestyle Program for South Asian Community’ initiative. This is a two year project funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion.
Malton Community Building Project
The project is created to promote greater civic engagement and community development in Malton by empowering adult and youth leadership in the Black and South Asian Community with the aim of developing and strengthening new and existing formal and informal community networks. The Malton Community Building Project focuses on community engagement, collaboration, parent education, health, literacy, recreation, support, training and sustainability. “South Asian Community” refers to people from the Indian sub-continent and from the South Asian Diaspora.
Malton Youth Centre Initiative
The Youth Centre Program provides services to Youth from the South Asian and the Black community. Research has indicated that Youth are experiencing problems in the areas of education, relationships and career development. Some South Asian and Black Youth are involved in drug use, gang activities & violence. PCHS has developed a collaborative approach in addressing these concerns. Two Youth Outreach Workers, one for the South Asian and the other for the Black community are available to help youth from both communities.
Full updates at malton.pchs4u.com
IMMIGRANT SETTLEMENT AND ADAPTATION PROGRAM (ISAP)
What is the Settlement Service Program?
This program helps newcomer to integrate into Canadian Society successfully.
Who can access this service?
The priority of the ISAP program is to provide services to clients who are Permanent Residents regardless of how long they have been in Canada and they are not Canadian Citizen. This service is also available to Convention Refugee and Temporary Resident working in Canada with a work permit under live-in care giver.
What are the major services provided under ISAP ?
The clients can access information and referrals in the following but not limited to :
- English language classes referrals
- Information on training and skills development
- Canadian laws/norms
- Orientation to your surroundings
- Supportive counselling
- Translation/Interpretation services
- Referrals regarding government services including social assistance and Ontario disability support program
- Health, Childcare and Senior benefits
- Orientation and information sessions
- Assistance in filing forms for social insurance number, health card, child tax benefit etc.