Who We Are
Founded in 1977, UHC- Hub of Opportunities is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to meeting the needs of vulnerable people living in Windsor and Essex County. We improve the quality of lives by providing much needed programs and services that move people to independence and allow them to achieve their desired outcomes. Through offering 26 unique programs and services, we aim to focus on four pillars of support & guidance for the Windsor-Essex community – basic human needs, employment services, training and education, and newcomer settlement services. We are a ‘hub’ based in the community, for the community.
UHC is governed by a Board of Directors, who with the CEO, jointly ensure the mission of the organization is fulfilled both operationally and in daily practices. UHC receives funding through federal and provincial government grants, in addition to receiving municipal and United Way funding, as well as initiating its own fundraising efforts.
We currently operate two locations, our east Windsor Centre and our office in Belle River, which are both served by our professional, interdisciplinary team and dedicated volunteers supporting not just our clients and program outcomes but also our organizational mission, vision and values
visitors received nutritious food in UHC's Food Bank named Unifor Local 200 People's Choice Pantry
pounds of nutritional food rescued through our UHC's Plentiful Harvest Food Rescue Program
snacks/meals served from UHC's Community Kitchen
people employed through UHC's Employment Services programs last year!
Our Commitment to You
Who We Help
At UHC we believe all people are equal and deserve to be treated that way. Our inclusive, people-first approach to service means no person will ever be denied when they walk through our doors based on race, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, age, language differences, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, marital status, or familial status. We are committed to helping everyone!
UHC assists people from diverse backgrounds to improve the quality of their lives by providing expert guidance with job search skills, literacy and language skills along with support for basic human needs such as food and coats to help them secure employment and have a better future.
Core Values and Statements
Each staff member at the Unemployed Help Centre will:
- Listen to your story with empathy and compassion
- Appreciate your strengths
- Respect you and listen without judgment
- Keep your information confidential
- Provide you with necessary information in a timely way
- Act with integrity by doing what we say we will do
- Provide expert guidance and connect you to the right program in our Centre or in the community
- Inspire hope and help you to reach your goals
Our Responsibilities To You
- A professional, quality service
- We will treat you in a courteous, helpful way
- We will listen and take account of your views
- We will give you useful, understandable, and accurate advice and information
- We will treat confidential information appropriately and with respect
- We will acknowledge all telephone, written, and electronic communications within 2 business days
Your Rights & Responsibilities
- To have privacy and confidentiality
- To access our services and information
- To be treated with courtesy
- To be honest and ethical in your dealings with us and your fellow participants
- To provide us with clear and easily understood feedback on issues associated with our services in a reasonable time
- To advise us of issues as they arise and any changes in your needs
We will provide flexibility in the way we provide service by considering the special needs of the community. We will be flexible in our office hours to suit local customer requirements, but in most cases, we can be contacted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (with exceptions on statutory holidays).
Feedback is Always Welcome
If you have feedback about the services that you have received from UHC, we would like to hear from you. We welcome your inquiries, suggestions, compliments and complaints on any of our programs and services. To share your thoughts, please contact June Muir, Chief Executive Officer or by phone at (519) 944-4900 ext.133.