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 who are fleeing domestic violence, critical supports including safe housing and intensive counseling are key to establishing a new home life.
In recent months, our Transitional Housing programs have:
Education and Employment
For people to achieve and maintain stability, continued learning and career development are essential. In recent months at the Work Center:
The Progreso Center for Literacy and Citizenship empowers immigrants through education, citizenship 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 Mount Vernon 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 operates a community thrift store called the Back Porch Thrift Store. We provide more than $30,000 in vouchers for people in need. And we have amazing deals on furniture, jewelry, clothing, housewares, and much more.
Our thrift store has many roles:
donating to or shopping at UCM's Back Porch Thrift Store.
In July 2014, the Back Porch Thrift Store is moving down Richmond Hwy. to 8794-A Sacramento Drive, Alexandria VA 22309. Learn about the move.