Programs

Our programs save lives and souls.

On almost a daily basis, troubled, needy and overwhelmed members of our community are referred to UCS. Our ministry is focused on offering a hand up, not a handout. Our programs instilll responsibility, accountability and the hope that one can improve his own life.

 

After-School Mentoring

More than homework assistance, our team serves as role models for children who would otherwise be left at home, unsupervised. With field trips and after-school snacks, computer training and standardized test preparation, our community’s most deserving kids receive invaluable confidence-building support and encouragement from teens and adults who truly care.

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4:13 Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  — Philippians 4:13

4:13 is a one-of-a-kind, voluntary, residential, 365-day program that incorporates spiritual and addictive counseling, life skills classes and work to help a multi-cultural population whose common denominator is drug and alcohol abuse. Seventy percent of participants who stay the year leave with money in the bank, employment, restored lives, dignity, self-confidence and renewed family relationships.

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Camp Upward

Now summertime can be a fun, carefree time for all children, even those of the working poor. For more than 15 years, Camp Upward has given any deserving child, age 5-14, a sanctuary from an unsupervised summer on the streets and a haven from gang and drug activity. For eight weeks, these kids engage in summer recreational and intellectual activities designed to nurture them both physically and spiritually.

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Community Helps

Community Helps offers the kind of aid we all need at some point in our lives: cash for an empty gas tank, school supplies for a struggling single mom, food for a homeless man, clothes for a grandmother trying to raise her ‘second generation’ family or simply a warm hug on a chilly day. Our kind, sympathetic team is always ready, whether with financial aid, counseling and legal referrals, or Food Bank letters and transportation.

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