For people who need help now to stay in their home or have other critical needs impacting daily life and functioning, Basic Needs prevents homelessness and provides basic, critical supports.
Over the past nine months, this program has:
For families fleeing domestic violence safe housing, intensive counseling, and other critical supports are key to establishing a new home life.
Over the past nine months, our Journeys and Paths programs have:
Education and Employment.
For people to achieve and maintain stability, continued learning and career development are essential.
Over the past nine months,
The Progreso Center for Literacy and Citizenship seeks to empower immigrants through education, immigration services, and leadership development.
Recently, Progreso has:
For the next generation, we provide essential education and family support through:
We encourage connections and leadership among residents of all ages. People are empowered to transform their own communities into safe, enriching environments.
In addition to site-specific programs, we are involved in a community initiative to engage local residents in support of children and their specific needs for academic success. The Opportunity Neighborhood initiative has already seen residents of one low-income neighborhood take the lead in identifying and providing resources to assist families in need.
UCM's Back Porch Thrift Store has many roles: