A Collaborative Approach
Collaboration is a key component of our mission. At United Against Poverty Orlando, we advocate a “more is more” approach. We believe that the more agencies we can partner with and the more services and resources we can make available on-site, the more we can help those who are hidden, hungry and hurting in this community.
Through these partnerships, we can maximize our impact and better reach and serve those in need in this community. If you are interested in becoming a Provider Partner, please contact Executive Director Eric Gray at: Eric@uporlando.org
Aspire Health Partners
Specializes in Behavioral Healthcare
Aspire Health Partners began offering alcohol and substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling on the UP Orlando campus in 2014. Those seeking care for themselves or a family member can walk in and meet with an assessment specialist who will identify their specific need, provide immediate support and recommend the most appropriate behavioral health service. This partnership helps those who are struggling with addiction and/or behavioral disorder and maintain healthy responsible lives.
Harbor House Central FL.
Specializes in Domestic Violence Counseling
In 2012, Harbor House of Central Florida opened its first Drop-In Center on the UP Orlando campus. Here, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can meet with a highly-skilled Harbor House Advocate in a safe environment without an appointment. Through this partnership, UP employees participate in specialized “Triple R” training to recognize clients who are facing domestic abuse and introduce them to the on-site advocate for counseling, emotional support and legal advocacy.
OCPS Tech Centers
Specializes in Adult Education
UP Orlando debuted a new education classroom in 2015 where the Career and Technical Education division of Orange County Public Schools offers evening classes to help students build confidence to succeed in the workplace. GED preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages and specialized skills training are among the courses offered. By partnering to expand the educational opportunities available on-site, UP Orlando and OCPS will help cultivate educated workers who qualify for living wage jobs.
Florida Department of Children and Families
Specializes in Public Assistance
For more than a decade, the Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency has partnered with UP Orlando by offering the ACCESS Florida program on-site. Those who do not have reliable internet or need additional assistance can visit our campus and complete the online application to apply for or maintain benefits. Being part of DCF’s Community Partner Network helps strengthen the lives of families in the community by making services and resources readily available.
Orange Blossom Family Health
Specializes in Primary and Preventive Healthcare
Orange Blossom Family Health opened a satellite location on the UP Orlando campus in 2013 and has been improving the overall health of our homeless and low-income clients ever since. Their on-site clinic consists of a laboratory and three medical exam rooms which provide a dignified atmosphere of care. This partnership ensures that medically indigent individuals and families have access to primary and preventive health care.
Adventist University of Health Sciences – Daytona State College – Polk State College
Specialize in Social Work and Occupational Therapy
Each semester, UP Orlando works closely with Adventist University of Health Sciences, Daytona State College and Polk State College to offer both Occupational Therapy and Social Work internship programs. Student Assistances provide support by helping clients develop the skills needed for daily living and offering educational opportunities in the areas of health and nutrition. This partnership allows professional students to receive hands-on experience while making a meaningful impact in the lives of others.