U.N.I.T.Y was established in response to the increasing number of underserved - pre- and post-released women and men, Veterans, the elderly and Transgender communities (Further described as constituents). For the constituents of U.N.I.T.Y there is a common denominator which is the need for a more comprehensive innovative approach.
In addition, U.N.I.T.Y addresses a major gap in services – to induce an overlap of our services provisions which will support our target population as they are reintegrate into their livelihood. In contrast, many local service providers note that when our high-risk target population is served in larger institutions, they tend to get “lost” and lack the personalized attention needed to keep them engaged.
Educational programs are integrated throughout each of our service areas linking academic
achievement to success across all levels. This philosophy is integrated into our staffing procedures, program planning and design, and in our advisement and case-management services.
Lastly, U.N.I.T.Y’s organizational model certainly evokes a service orientated protocol. However, we also operate a sustainable social enterprise in the form of a retail clothing business (Back@Ya). Our workforce development/employment training programs operated through our retail business allows our constituents to acquire comprehensive soft-skills (character development), vocational training and wraparound support that allows them to obtain and retain employment.
U.N.I.T.Y tracks and measure outcomes in the form of quantifiable data. Constituents will be closely monitored and accurate methods of data collection throughout every stage of the intervention(s) process. Data collection will be used as a tool to effectively assess and manage the constituent’s progress, program design and successful completion.